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For those of us with heart rate monitors

Discussion in 'Cathe TV: Cathe Live and OnDemand' started by shanihib, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. shanihib Cathlete

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    in interval training/circuits, what ranges are we trying to hit? When we go for the break between circuits, how do we know that our heart rates are low enough? I find myself getting very winded and not quite at full power when I start a new circuit in most workouts and wondering if that is the way it is supposed to be or if I need a longer break! I figured with the science behind STS and using the 1RM calculations, there must be a target range for the cardio too.! Thanks in advance! I'm loving the workouts. :)
     
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  2. Tamrahan Cathlete

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    This is a great question, I wonder this too. I find when doing Cathe cardio I'm practically red lining through pretty much the whole workout. Is this how it is supposed to be?
     
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  3. hriacobacci Cathlete

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    I'd be curious about this as well. My DH just bought me a heart rate monitor and I really am clueless about all the zones.

    Heather
     
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    That a good question.
     
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    I find the opposite- that only interval running makes my heart rate really go up; DVD workouts, even Cathe's, rarely get me to even 80% of my max heart rate. The exception is when I go to high impact step, and that's bad for my knees.
     
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    Huh???????
     
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  7. careyben Cathlete

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    Well put...
     
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    Just another one of the spam posts.... just ignore it!!!
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    Morningstar:

    If you can do Cathe workouts without getting beyond 80% of your max heart rate you must have the strongest heart in the world. Even Cathe is breathing in such a way in some of her workouts that indicate she is beyond what I would think is 80% (KPC comes to mind). I am unable to breathe in most Cathe cardio workouts but it has certainly increased my endurance like nothing else. But good for you for being so strong. I hope I get there one day.

    Tracy
     
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  10. amyg Cathlete

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    Interval workouts like the IMaxes are cardio based so you want to keep your HR 60-80% of your max for the step portions and ramp it up to 70-90% of your max for the blast portions.

    Circuit workouts are not intervals per se; weight workouts with cardio like LIC or Cardio & Weights are what is generally thought of as a circuit workout. Your HR will likely lower during the weight portion and go up during the cardio portions but there isn't really a set range for any of it. HTH
     
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  11. amyg Cathlete

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    (This is from an old post I just remembered feeling smart when I wrote it, LOL! But there isn't really a set range for any of them like there is with your 1RM in STS.)

    Circuit training is moving from one activity to another... for example, a circuit weight workout is weights then cardio like many of Cathe's workouts. LIC, High Step Challenge, etc.

    Interval training is taking your heart rate from a steady pace to an elevated pace and then repeating that pattern. Each Imax accomplishes that with the step portion followed by a blast. (Step = steady, Blast
    = elevated) The cardio coach and itrain workouts do the same thing but with pace/elevation changes to increase your heart rate.
     
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