Saturday, January 29, 2011

New Work Out Tracking

If you read my Fitness and Food Logs then you might have noticed some new work out details.  I figured I would take the time to explain them in case you are interested in following along.  I am using a Polar wrist watch heart rate monitor with chest strap during my workouts.  It tracks my workout time, heart rate, and calories burned.  It then gives me a summary report at the end of my work out. Here is my first work out with the HR monitor with explanation in purple.

Jan. 20, 2011 - 1 mile walk, Upper and Lower body workouts {The Work Out this is tracking}
Total Duration {Of the workout and cool down} 01:04:16
354 Calories Burned {During the entire workout}(55% fat) {The amount burned in fat burn HR zone}
HR Max 153 - 78% {My maximum heart rate and the % of heart rate compared to my target zone}
HR Avg 127 - 65% {My average heart rate through the whole workout and the % of heart rate compared to my target zone}
Exercise time in zone (117-135HR) {My heart rate fat burn zone}  00:49:10 {Total time I stayed within that fat burn zone}

Here is what the workout will look like on my Fitness entry:

Jan. 23, 2011 - Shoveling Snow
Total Duration 00.16.03 
Calories Burned  90 (55% fat)
HR Max 145 - 74%
HR Avg 129 - 66%
Exercise time in zone (117-135HR) 00:10:58
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