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You Need To Start Adding Heart Rate Training To Your Workouts

Updated: Oct 3, 2019

Here is an except from an article about heart rate training and hopefully it illuminates why we do this at SFC.

You may not know it, but you have easy access to an extremely sophisticated, individualized training tool that can help you fine tune your workouts to lose fat, get stronger, faster and fitter.

Nope, we’re not talking about the latest wearable tech or fancy shoes. We’re talking about your heart. Specifically, your heart rate. Heart rate training isn't new, but it hasn't yet been totally embraced by common exercisers as a simple, effective way to help them achieve an entire spectrum of fitness goals.

We talked to two heart rate training experts, Bryant Walrod, MD, and Declan Connolly, PhD, about how to use their principles to lose weight, improve athletic performance and get the most out of your workouts.

“Heart rate training is using your heart rate response to gauge the intensity you’re working,” Connolly, co-author of Heart Rate Training: Increase Endurance, Raise Lactate Threshold, and Boost Power, and director of the Human Performance Lab at the University of Vermont, explained to “Anybody can benefit from heart rate training.”

Walrod, Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at The Ohio State University and team physician for the OSU Buckeyes, agreed. “Once you have an understanding of your own heart rate, there’s a lot of application, depending on your goals.”

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