UNLOCK BETTER RESULTS BY WORKING SMARTER
We’ve all heard the phrase, “work smarter, not harder” in reference to exercise. The big question is how do we do that? What does that really mean? Are you telling me that working out at a decreased intensity will actually get better results? The key to answering these questions lies in a little thing known as heart rate training. In truth, you don’t always have to increase intensity to get in a better workout. Today I’ll explain explain how to train in your optimum heart rate zone to maximize your health and fitness efforts.
HEART RATE TRAINING ZONES
Despite being a great resource, a chart such as this one from Polar is only partially accurate. Because each of us has a unique metabolism, breaking it down simply by a percentage of one’s predicted maximum heart rate is never totally accurate. For one thing, max heart rate is only estimated unless specifically tested. Individual adaptations to exercise also don’t always correspond perfectly with the percentages presented here. For example – a 40-year-old marathon runner is going to have much different target heart rate ranges than a 40-year-old couch potato.
PERSONALIZED HEART RATE TRAINING ZONES
With the Body Smart program, I calculate your true max heart rate by performing an exercise metabolic test. I use this information to determine personalized metabolic training zones based on YOUR body, YOUR results!
Heart rate training is a critical piece to improving your health and fitness. Most importantly it ensures your fitness efforts match your fitness goals. At Body Smart you learn about YOUR optimal training zones as well as how to fuel your body with a resting metabolic test. With that information, I design a completely custom workout regimen for you. With your custom plan you will achieve your fitness and dietary goals like never before!
P.S. I’m sure you have questions about whether this program can work for you. I want to answer those questions for you. Please feel free to call me or email me directly at the following:
Cameron Garber, PT, DPT (801) 479-4471 firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to hearing from you!