Heart rate training noob....

by _Karlos_   March 6, 2012  

Well having recently being diagnosed with Hashimotos disease, it has been brought to my attention that I should maybe start to train with a HRM. I have always a avoided HRMs as I was good at going by feel and never saw the point in needlessly introducing science into my training. I have now come round to the idea and have decided to take the plunge and buy a HRM, which is probably going to be for the best considering my tendency to over do it and cause injury.

I'm glad I've started doing a bit of reading around the subject however; as I was always thought that you go out, get your max heart rate and Bobs your uncle.
Further reading however has suggested that lactate threshold is a more accurate (not to mention safer) way of doing things, and the route I intend to take.

Thoughts?

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Get your VO2 Max tested as that will give you info to more accurately determine your LT. When you get to purchasing your HRM, I suggest the higher spec'd Garmin devices. I've used Polar products and they have been less reliable and battery replacement less user friendly.

Pepita rides again!

posted by pepita1 [177 posts]
6th March 2012 - 11:00

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I've just ordered a Garmin 500 with HR and cadence function Cool

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posted by _Karlos_ [65 posts]
6th March 2012 - 11:09

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I love my HRM especially one that logs my HRM, in my case a Garmin Forerunner 301. Have had it for years with no problems, has alarms for too high/low pulse and pace etc. as well as training zones with how to use them. How does your Hashimotos disease affect your ability to excercise? Is the excercise part of the therapy?

posted by SideBurn [808 posts]
6th March 2012 - 14:18

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