Monitoring Intensity

How to monitor intensity

February 28, 2021

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From Wearables to Awareness

Balancing your weekly workload is important for everyone whether you're training for sport or trying to keep all aspects of your life in balance. If we do too much ______ (choose any of: exercise, partying, late night work etc) our wellness will suffer. I can't help you with the partying or late night work issues but when it comes to exercise I have a few tips on keeping in balance and the option to learn more by viewing a webinar.

Tip 1: If you're new to exercise go easy. Keep your intensity at a conversational pace for the first 8-12 weeks. This will help your muscles and soft tissue prepare for the possibility of harder exertion levels later on.

Tip 2: If you love electronics and data, you'll love learning about heart rate training. If you are more into the mind/body connection, you'll enjoy the meditative experience of using your respiratory rate to monitor intensity.

Tip 3: If you're training for performance know that most athletes go too hard on their easy days and too easy on their hard days. Understand the purpose of a workout and monitor your intensity so you execute it properly.

I held a webinar for our members recently to talk all about zones, breathing, heart rate and how to make it work for you. If you have a spare 18 minutes to learn more on this subject please click here.

Posted by Geordie McConnell, Head Coach