In Heart Rate Training, Benson and co-author Declan Connolly take the guesswork out of training and explain how, when, and why heart rate monitors should be incorporated into training and conditioning programs. Why is it important to monitor the resting heart rate as well as the target heart rate? “In Heart Rate Training, Benson and Connolly show you how to interpret and apply your heart rate data into a practical science-based training program that provides results.
Click here to watch an interview with Declan Connolly and Roy Benson, authors of Heart Rate Training. The book is designed to provide recreational athletes with the same heart-rate training information as elite athletes in a way that is easily accessible and applicable to their own training needs. Connolly’s heart rate training techniques have been proven on both collegiate and professional levels.
According to exercise scientist and distance-running coach Roy Benson, author of the forthcoming Heart Rate Training (Human Kinetics, 2011), individualization must be based on your current fitness level, general ability, and goals. “Progressing through each of these steps is a cinch when you use a heart rate monitor because it allows you to easily individualize your training,” explains Benson. In Heart Rate Training, Benson and co-author Declan Connolly take the guesswork out of training ...
Several factors affect heart rate at rest and during exercise. Monitoring your resting heart rate and your exercise heart rate will allow you to make appropriate adjustments such as eating more or taking a day off when your rate is elevated. The factors that elevate resting heart rate also elevate exercise heart rate.
Several conditions may cause your heart rate numbers to skip all over the place. One cause of irregular readings is a loose chest strap that allows the electrodes to slip and slide on the skin and cause electricity from the friction. When testing in the lab, we have seen devices such as pedometers and GPS systems interfere with the heart rate monitor signal.