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...