BookIf you are serious about fitness, health, and performance, then Heart Rate Training, Second Edition, is for you. With a myriad of affordable smartphone apps and wearable devices enabling you to track your body’s response to activity, it’s never been easier to use heart rate monitoring to customize your training—and this guide will show you how!
In Heart Rate Training, Second Edition, authors Roy Benson and Declan Connolly combine decades of coaching experience, scientific research, and practical knowledge to help you understand the best way to make your heart rate monitor work for you. They will show you how to get reliable data from your device, dispel myths surrounding heart rate monitors, and make it easy for you to calculate your ideal target heart rate. Then you’ll learn how to customize your training by varying the intensity, duration, frequency, and mode of your exercise sessions as you work toward improving endurance, stamina, economy, and speed.
Information on heart rate variability (HRV) training further prepares you to individualize your training plan based on your personal goals. As a bonus, sample exercise programs will guide you in manipulating training components to design long-term training plans for walking, running, cycling, swimming, triathlons, rowing, cross-country skiing, and team sports.
When you are ready to take training and performance to the next level, turn to Heart Rate Training, and achieve your personal best.
CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. Heart Rate Training, Second Edition Online CE Exam, may be purchased separately or as part of the Heart Rate Training, Second Edition With CE Exam, package that includes both the book and the exam.
AudienceEndurance athletes as well as health and fitness enthusiasts wanting to optimize their exercise program or sport performance; also a reference for strength and conditioning coaches, sport-specific coaches, and other fitness professionals.
Table of ContentsPart I. Foundations
Chapter 1. Monitoring for Maximum Performance
Chapter 2. Evaluating and Customizing Your Zones
Chapter 3. Getting the Most From Your Monitor
Part II. Training
Chapter 4. Targeting Sport-Specific Fitness With Heart Rate
Chapter 5. Increasing Aerobic Endurance
Chapter 6. Raising Anaerobic Threshold
Chapter 7. Boosting Speed and Power
Part III. Programs
Chapter 8. Designing an Effective Training Program
Chapter 9. Walking
Chapter 10. Jogging and Running
Chapter 11. Cycling
Chapter 12. Swimming
Chapter 13. Triathlon
Chapter 14. Rowing
Chapter 15. Cross-Country Skiing
Chapter 16. Team Sports
Appendix: Heart Rate Training Zone Calculation Chart