Dear Body

By Marni Sumbal, MS, RD, LD/N
Trimarni Coaching and Nutrition, LLC

As an Iron Girl athlete, you have a lot to be thankful for and you owe it all to your body. As the only place to live for the rest of your life, it's important that you go into the New Year with a balanced approach to reaching your health and fitness goals. Instead of spending the holiday season body bashing and making unrealistic exercise/diet resolutions for 2014, perhaps it is time to thank your body for all it has allowed you to do in 2013.  

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Heart Rate Training 101 
Polar heart rate monitors provide motivation to help you reach your health and fitness goals. Get started today by reviewing the basics of heart rate monitoring below.

1) What is a Heart Rate Monitor (HRM)?
A heart rate monitor consists of a wrist unit and a comfortable transmitter strap that you wear around your chest.

2) How does it work?
The transmitter picks up the signals of your heart and sends them wirelessly to the wrist unit. The heart rate monitor calculates your Target Zone, a heart rate  range that is based on a percentage of your
Maximum Heart Rate.

3) Why Workout with a HRM?
To reach your fitness goals, you need to exercise at the right intensity. Not too hard or too easy. A Polar heart rate monitor is the only accurate way to continuously measure your heart rate while training.
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4) Is heart rate training only for endurance athletes?
No. Heart rate training helps people of all exercise levels.
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Be sure to stop the Polar booth at the upcoming Iron Girl expos to see our complete line of heart rate monitors, including the new female RCX3 GPS.