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What Affects the Heart Rate?

There are two different factors involved in heart rate management: intrinsic and extrinsic controls. Intrinsic regulation of heart rate is the result of the unique nature of cardiac tissue it is self-regulating and maintains it's own rhythm without direction.

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Training Effectively with Heart Rate Monitoring

Imagine yourself at your local gym, on your daily run, or performing your typical workout routine. You're breathing heavy, sweating, and feeling pretty good about the last 30 minutes you just spent exerting all of your energy. But was this really the most beneficial workout for your body? To answer this, you must take a look at your heart.

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Heart Rate Monitors and Swimming

Talk to the swimmer in the lane next to you sometime and ask them what their heart rate is when they’re swimming. Chances are, they have no idea. Why? The next time your coach says to swim the following set of 50’s hard, do you ask, “How hard?”. The next time the coach says to swim the next set of 100’s at 80% effort, exactly how hard is that? What is 80%, 90%, or even 100% effort for that matter?

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Heart Rate 101

Got questions about heart rate? We've got answers!Q: What is heart rate?A: Heart rate is the number of heart beats per minute; the times per minute that the heart contracts.

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Heart Rate Training Zone Calculator

Enter your Age and Resting Heart Rate (If Known) then click CalculateAge and resting heart rate are required fieldsIf maximum heart rate is entered that number is used in the calculations rather than age

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