Weird cardio trick

  • lightbulb237

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    Jul 07, 2013 5:07 AM GMT
    So I started doing something really weird in my cardio training that's actually helped a lot. I keep a stethoscope around (sometimes I get palpitations) and one day I decided to listen to my heart beat while I did cardio. Really great results! I hit my targets much more easily, sustained higher rates, felt less fatigue and even recovered faster. Anyone else ever try this? Anyone want to try and see if it works for them?
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    Jul 07, 2013 2:55 PM GMT
    I use a Polar heart monitor.
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    Jul 07, 2013 6:06 PM GMT
    I was going to say something similar because I also have an HRM but I think he's talking about hearing his heart.

    Interesting idea. Maybe if our phones could pick up the signal from the HRM chest strap we could listen to our hearts electronically.
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    Jul 08, 2013 1:51 AM GMT
    That would freak me out. icon_neutral.gif
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    Jul 08, 2013 4:58 AM GMT
    I have two heart rate monitors. The newer one connect to not just the equipment, and my watch, but, my smart phone, too.
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    Jul 08, 2013 8:01 PM GMT
    3148columbus said
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    3148columbus saidI don't get it---why would I want to listen to my heart?


    I get ectopic beats all the time -- they are wild to see during an echocardiogram!


    Still don't understand why a stethoscope would be necessary for cardio--- I understand heart rate but why the need to listen?

    I'm guessing it's because he can more easily and instantly tell when his heart is starting to slow down just by hearing the beats. He said "I hit my targets much more easily, sustained higher rates" which would imply that he has a digital HRM so that he could monitor it numerically. Which may be how he was keeping the stethoscope stuck to his chest, with the HRM chest strap.
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    Jul 08, 2013 8:03 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidI have two heart rate monitors. The newer one connect to not just the equipment, and my watch, but, my smart phone, too.

    1) What app are you using on your phone to pick up the HRM chest strap?
    2) What kind of phone is it that picks up an HRM chest strap?
    3) Is the HRM chest strap the usual ANT+ one?
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    Jul 09, 2013 2:41 AM GMT
    Agreed. I was just trying to explain where he was coming from, not justifying or defending his practice/theory.
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    Jul 12, 2013 11:47 AM GMT
    Whenever I wear the chest mount for my GoPro, you can hear my heart beat in the video. Kinda weird...
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    Jul 12, 2013 12:00 PM GMT
    Unintended said
    lightbulb237 saidSo I started doing something really weird in my cardio training that's actually helped a lot. I keep a stethoscope around (sometimes I get palpitations) and one day I decided to listen to my heart beat while I did cardio. Really great results! I hit my targets much more easily, sustained higher rates, felt less fatigue and even recovered faster. Anyone else ever try this? Anyone want to try and see if it works for them?


    And what are your metrics?


    Murikan... we don't use metrics. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 14, 2013 12:33 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidI have two heart rate monitors. The newer one connect to not just the equipment, and my watch, but, my smart phone, too.


    I am, always made to, smile, by your random use of, commas.
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    Jul 14, 2013 11:38 PM GMT
    GonzoTheGreat said
    chuckystud saidI have two heart rate monitors. The newer one connect to not just the equipment, and my watch, but, my smart phone, too.


    I am, always made to, smile, by your random creative use of, commas.
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    Jul 23, 2013 5:50 AM GMT
    I wear a HRM when I run. Only problem is, if I'm wearing it at the gym, the signals cross with other people also wearing HRMs and it gives me a weird reading until they (or I) get out of range. I can't tell if there's a way to link my hrm to my watch uniquely to prevent this.
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    Jul 23, 2013 8:23 PM GMT
    DCSoutherner1984 saidI wear a HRM when I run. Only problem is, if I'm wearing it at the gym, the signals cross with other people also wearing HRMs and it gives me a weird reading until they (or I) get out of range. I can't tell if there's a way to link my hrm to my watch uniquely to prevent this.

    The instructions on mine say to let the chest strap sync with your watch out of range of the others, then it sticks with your chest strap.