ACSM HRM article

Read the following article and answer the questions below:

http://www.acsm.org/docs/brochures/selecting-and-effectively-using-a-heart-rate-monitor.pdf

  1. Discuss 3 factors that can affect your heart rate.  Include why these factors affect you and what you could do to alter them. 
  1. What are the ACSM recommendations for a complete physical activity program?  Describe using the FITT formula. 

Cardiovascular:  F

                        I

                        T

                        T

Strength            F

                        I

                        T

                        T

  1. How can you predict your maximum HR?  Calculate your below.  Also calculate your target heart rate zone using 70-85% of you max.

 Watch this short video on the importance of monitoring your heart rate to improve fitness.  Choose one new piece of information and discuss it below. 

 http://video.about.com/exercise/Why-Is-Your-Target-Heart-Rate-Important-.htm