Posted by Alison on September 15, 2006
I took some of my own advice with my workout this morning and I put on my heart rate monitor while I exercised. I have a tendency to overdo things in the gym and I wanted to see just how hard I have to work on the treadmill to maintain my heart rate in the desired range. For those of you who don’t know the formula – your maximum heart rate is 220-your age. Then, to improve cardio fitness, you should be at 85% of your max and for increased fat burning, you should be around 70%. I adjusted the speed and incline of the treadmill every couple of minutes so that I stayed in the right range and I burned 700 calories in an hour, broke out a good sweat but didn’t feel like I was about to pass out!!!
I’ve added a link for the heart rate monitor I use at the side of this page -check it out and see if you like it…works great for me….
Have a great day…..