The middle of the month is the time when I conduct physical assessments for my clients. It is also when I take measurements and perform a series of tests to assess how my prescribed exercise has impacted their body. I also take vitals, which include weight and blood pressure. I have a secret to share with you-I have a dual purpose of checking their blood pressure. Yes, of course of I want to screen out any potential cardiovascular disorders but I also want to acquire their target heart rate (THR). The THR is the secret sauce that I used optimize a client’s workout program
Train hard, eat less? Interval training could help suppress your short-term appetite, finds new research from the University of Western Australia.Overweight men who completed 30 minutes of intense exercise intervals ate up to 170 fewer calories about an hour post-workout than those who performed moderate exercise.
There are lots of ideas out there about HR and weight loss, but how true are they and what does it mean? Well first lets understand HR max, there are many esitmations of HR max 220-age is a popular one though the accuracy of it is a bit suspect. There is also 206.9 - (.67*age), which seems to be more accurate or atleast closer to a good estimation. Max HR as a individual as finger prints the only way to truely know what yours is, would be to perform a max test, which I DO NOT RECOMMEND OR WANT ANYONE TO TRY!!! This means we are left with estimations.