Heart Rate Training

How To Get Your Students to Wear Heart Rate Monitors

How To Get Your Students to Wear Heart Rate Monitors

By Team ICG® Master Trainer Jim Karanas Everyone agrees that indoor cycling classes using heart rate are more effective and even more fun to teach.  This post is not about which HR training principles to use or the best way to determine training zones.  You or the facility at which you teach can decide those things. This is about how to get your students to wear HRMs in the first place. I”™ve used HR-based training in all my classes since 1998.  100% of my students wear HRMs in every class.  Instructors ask me how I achieved that. Use HR-based training yourself.  You can”™t convey the benefits of HR training unless you fully appreciate them.  Once you adopt a specific training regimen, note your results so you recognize how the body is changing internally.  My first...

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What's the best number of Heart Rate and/or Power Zones in our classes?

What's the best number of Heart Rate and/or Power Zones in our classes?

If your objective is to communicate (sell) the value of either Training With Heart Rate - or - Training With Power, teaching your class using Three Zones will be the most easily understood, accepted and remembered... here's why. The Rule of Three It's no accident that...

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Prescriptive Exercise – Your Doctor writing a prescription for YOU to attend indoor cycling classes

Prescriptive Exercise – Your Doctor writing a prescription for YOU to attend indoor cycling classes

A national policy of Prescriptive Exercise would be the holy grail* for small studio owners.  Imagine; A new client walks in with her doctor specified exercise regimen for you to "fill", just like at a pharmacy. As an approved provider, you and your studio would...

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My new HR Monitor

My new HR Monitor

I got tired of replacing the chest-strap-battery in my old Nike monitor so I though it was time to upgrade. Based on the recommendation from a Personal Trainer at my club, I bought this Polar RS200. It is the lowest priced Polar monitor he was aware of that you can...

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More on ZONING – the video!

More on ZONING – the video!

In this post I mentioned that I was using a Blink Heart Rate monitor because I can't see the numbers any more. It's flashing light shows me when I'm below JRA ( T1 or aerobic threshold), between T1 and T2 (T2 is anaerobic threshold) or above T2. Very simple. I like...

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