Polar H7 Heart Rate Monitor, My New BFF9:29 PM
Guess what you guys. I got a heart rate monitor. Actually, my brother got me one when he got his so that we could be nerdy and compare workout stats together. I'm in love with it.
I link up the heart rate monitor to the Polar Beat app via blue tooth and just go. It's SO fun to be able to glance at my phone during the Insanity exercises or while I jog and see what my heart rate is at. I'm learning that I can comfortably maintain a 160 heart rate for a long time, 170 is hard, and anything around 180 makes me feel like I'm about to die. My average heart rate for an hour long workout has been around 164. I'm also learning that my average heart rate is slightly higher doing Insanity than running, which made me REALLY happy because I was afraid the Insanity wasn't giving me as good of a cardio workout (even though it is crazy hard).
|This is a picture of a treadmill run of 8 miles (with a potty break) :)|
|This is a picture of an insanity workout (The red zone=death)|