Putting Your Heart Into Your Dreams

Understanding and monitoring your Heart Rate during exercise can give you amazing insights into your general health and performance.

Sean McBride

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Watch showing Heart Rate
Heart Rate on my watch. All pictures courtesy of the author.

WARNING: Advice on these pages is taken from my own personal experience and does not constitute professional advice. Everyone’s experience and ability are different. Before starting on any new physical activity, it is a good idea to consult a doctor. It may also be beneficial to work with a Coach or a Guide to develop the necessary skills to support such activity.

We were still in the initial stages of our ascent out of Glencoe when we made our first brief stop. My watch had beeped and vibrated to let me know that my heart rate was approaching Max Heart Rate. As soon as we stopped and took in the amazing scene around us my heart rate began to drop. Within a few minutes I heard another beep which told me it had dropped by 30 Beats Per Minute (BPM). That would give me ample time to work before we had to stop again. Soon we were off and ascending the steep rocky path above Glencoe.

Measuring Heart Rate

Even with a healthy heart, there are still a few things it’s good to know about your heart as you start your journey into training. It is worth the investment of getting a smart…

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Sean McBride

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