Wondering if anyone uses a heart rate monitor to stay in "fat burning zone" whether it for Cardio and or lifting??
never used one personaly. i wouldnt worry yourself with the "fat burning" zone. just do your cardio to elevate heart rate and eat in a calorie deficit to lose weight
fat burning zone. *face palms*
a heart rate monitor is great for endurance athletes to train within a certain percentage range just like strength athletes using prelipins chart.
or do you mean fat burning zone like this research shows:
HIIT builds fitness faster. 30 min @ 60% vs 10x4 @ 90% w/ 2 min rest. Aerobic capacity increased by 13%, fat burning capacity up by 36%, and key aerobic enzymes increased by 25%
-Journal Applied Physilogy, 102: 1439-1447, 2007
as i just find pushing myself hard enough is a great way to monitor my heart.
you can call me "ozzie" for short.
Did you know that just by sitting here typing I am "in the fat burning zone"?
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i use one during hiit sessions, but its honestly not worth the money. i got mine free fom referencing people to my gym and getting gift cards for their store.
i use the watch as just a watch almost every day though. its a nice small sporty little gadget
btw, fat burning zone = marketing ploy for the most part
Use one during every lifting session. Mine has a strength training program that monitors heart rate and tells me when I've recovered enough to go on to the next set. Polar FT80 and I highly recommend it.
Jason Cholewa, Ph.D., CSCS
There are ones that are cheaper that do just as well. The chest strap is usually picked up by machines that are capable of detecting heart rates so it's nice to not have to refer to the watch every minute or so while on the treadmill or illiptical.
(I use mine for HR monitoring due to my previous open heart surgery)