Total Heart Rate Training: Customize and Maximize Your Workout Using a Heart Rate Monitor

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Ulysses Press, Jun 1, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 144 pages
TRAIN SMARTER WITH THE NEWEST HIGH-TECH HEART RATE MONITORS
Whether you are just starting a fitness program or are an experienced athlete, you can greatly benefit from paying attention to your heart rate during exercise. Heart rate serves as a window into the body, giving you minute-to-minute feedback on your physical condition based on all the factors affecting it--exercise intensity, diet, temperature, humidity, altitude, fatigue, and more.
Total Heart Rate Training explains:

-Heart function during exercise
-How heart rate monitors work
-Simple ways to use a heart rate monitor
-Advanced heart rate training techniques

With Total Heart Rate Training, you can design a personalized program that practically guarantees you'll achieve your fitness goals. You'll be able to determine the precise and optimal heart rate for each day's workout by using your heart rate monitor to keep you on target. It's like having a personal trainer telling you when to go harder and when to back off.
This book also shows how powermeters and accelerometers enable you to compare your body's input, as measured by heart rate, with its output-power or pace. It's a combination that allows you to train at your peak for that competitive edge.

 

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Contents

Your Heart Rate Monitor
15
2
22
Your Heart Rate
25
Getting Started
36
Beyond the Basics
49
Using Your Zones
54
The Training Triad and Heart Rate
77
Balancing Rest and Stress
87
Appendices 134
112
Common Field Tests for Lactate Threshold Heart Rate
135
Heart Rate Zones
138
Annual Training Plans
144
Sample Microcycles
148
Sample Workouts
162
Suggested Reading
167
Index
173

Periodization and Peak Fitness
102
The Total Heart Rate Training Program
111
Acknowledgments
176
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About the author (2009)

Joe Friel has trained endurance athletes since 1980. His clients have included elite amateur and professional road cyclists, mountain bikers, triathletes, and duathletes. They have been from all corners of the globe and included American and foreign national champions, world championship competitors, and an Olympian. Joe holds a masters degree in exercise science, is a USA Triathlon and USA Cycling certified coach, and is the past Chairman of the USA Triathlon National Coaching Commission. He is a featured columnist for Inside Triathlon and VeloNews magazines, and writes feature stories for other international publications and websites. Joe conducts seminars around the country on training and racing for cyclists, multisport athletes, and coaches, and provides consulting services for corporations in the fitness industry. Every year Joe selects a group of the brightest coaches with the greatest potential and oversees their progress as they move into the ranks of elite-level coaching. As an age-group competitor, he was a Colorado State Masters Triathlon Champion, a Rocky Mountain region and Southwest region duathlon age-group champion, was on several All-American teams and represented the USA at the world championships several times. He also competes in road-running races and USCF bike races.

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