After a few years of working with DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training I knew one thing, I couldn’t go just by the traditional rules of strength training to gage our progress. Counting reps was ok, keeping track of the weight was good, but in the end I didn’t think most of these variables really let us know how DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training was impacting our fitness.
That is why I started to use heart rate monitors to strength training. Heart rate monitors to strength training? Isn’t that what you do when you go running, not for strength training right?! What a lot of people forget about heart rate training is that it has been used for a long time to measure the intensity of an exercise or workout. Why couldn’t we do the same thing for DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training, well, not quite the same way or reason.
Let me explain the more obvious reasons that heart rate training works for DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training. Since we don’t measure increments of 5 or 10 pounds with the USB, we wanted to know when we should increase the challenge of a workout, how a DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training workout impacted us, and how long until we should train again. In other words, we can find out a lot! Of course, the feedback of seeing some instant results like some massive calories burned never hurts for a bit of extra motivation!
Besides just some amazing calorie burning workouts, how can we take the information from the heart rate during DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training and put it to work for us? When you follow a DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training workout like the great one James Newman and Eric Hansen shared today, right down both your average and high heart rates. Yes, definitely record your weights and reps as well, but don’t forget this extremely valuable information!
One other really important information is to see how fast your heart rate comes down to your resting heart rate. So, you will need to know what your heart rate is before you start performing your DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training workout as well. Let’s get down to the fun part!
Before I get into a little number crunching, make sure that your heart rate monitor is set for your individual gender, weight, height, and age. Far too many people don’t set these measures and that means you aren’t getting anything close to accurate information. Let’s face it, if it is not accurate, it isn’t worth doing! Alright, you are all set though and now let’s look at how to read all this information and how it will impact our DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training.
If we look at information from my own DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training workout we can start breaking things down. In 46 minutes I burned 893 calories, but that is only part of the story! We need to know my heart rate through the workout on average and at a peak. It is this information that will let us know the real impact of this DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training session and what we might end up doing for the following training sessions.
As you can see from the heart rate numbers, this DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training session caused me to have an average heart rate of 166 and max of 179. What does this mean? You can get a rough estimate of your maximal heart rate from using the formula of 220-age. For myself, this meant 220-35 or 185 as a rough estimate of my maximal heart rate. That means for this DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training workout I averaged a training session of just about 90% heart rate. This is one INTENSE DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training workout session! 90% is similar to that you would see in many sprint workouts.
Here is why knowing the average is so important, you can’t just blast yourself with even DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training every session. People think they can and for a few sessions or weeks they even do! However, it doesn’t take too long to feel the toll of really intense training all the time. Remember, exercise as good as it is, is still stress to the body. So, what can you do? Try simply cycling your DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training workouts. Try this type of simple method of cycling intensity:
Workout 1: 85-95%
Workout 2: 75-85%
Workout 3: 65-75%
Then repeat this cycle. This gives you way more options in your DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training than just the standard. The more information we attain, the better results we can provide. Very important as well is the fact you can compare the heart rate from one week to the next of the same workout. For example, if I performed this same workout the following week in the same manner and weights, then I want to see if I could get through it in the same amount of time with actually having a lower average heart rate. If I can, then I know that I am improving my fitness level. There is a lot more than could be said about this subject, but if you start implementing this information to your DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training and so much more you will be amazed at how your hard work yields powerful results!