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Memorial Day Weekend Murph is in the Books

Family, food, and fun makes for a great Memorial Day weekend, but time to honor our fallen soldiers is what we did at New Moon Fitness on Saturday morning. Five of us — from 27 years old to 52 years old, men and women — participated in the Memorial Day Murph Challenge, donating to the scholarship fund and pushing ourselves through a work out designed by a Navy Seal who was awarded the Medal of Honor. (More about Murph Here). Our times are posted on the national site along with thousands of others from across the country. It’s such a privilege and...

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Now Strength Training with Heart Rate Monitors

In the past I have not been a fan of heart rate monitors. There are several reasons for this: They’re expensive Heart rate (HR) and rate of perceived exertion (RPE) can be measured intuitively and reliably with the Talk Test (Click for more info at ACE) The software and research are primarily focused on runners But the times they are a-changin’. Besides measuring your heart rate zones (how hard you’re heart is working), heart rate monitors also measure heart rate variability (HRV), and this is exciting stuff! HRV is the change in time between heart beats. It may seem counterintuitive, but it’s best...