Burn More Fat – Run Faster Races – Optimize Each Workouts Potential
Many people are starting to hear about heart rate training. The most effective way to train cardio is with the use of a heart rate monitor. Just having a heart rate monitor isn’t good enough. The reason heart rate monitor training is so effective is your ability to train in the right zones. Training in the right zones is the key to optimal weight loss, increasing speed, and increasing endurance. If you want to run better 5k races or lose weight, training with a heart rate monitor is a must.
As a personal trainer, I never train without a heart rate monitor on. Every cardio workout with LIVE’s program uses optimal heart rate zones. When you join our profile creates the personal heart rate zones for you. Our workouts then use those zones to create the right workouts for you for weight loss or increasing your 5K speed. To get the right program for you it is important to fill out the profile as accurately as you can.
Training Heart Rate Zones
Zone 1 is designed for a warm-up. Monitoring your heart rate during your warm-up will keep you from overtraining during this time. So often we see people who either don’t warm-up or warm-up to hard which negatively affects your workout. A good warm-up is crucial to an optimal workout and preventing injuries.
Zone 2 is to train your body to burn fat. You have heard of the fat burning zone, that is Zone 2. Be careful though, training only in Zone 2 will not take the inches away like you would want. Zone 2 workouts need to be combined into workouts in the other zones. During Zone 2 workouts, you are training your body to learn how to burn fat efficiently. This is important as most of your results occur while you’re resting. Optimal Zone 2 workouts support the body’s ability to burn fat while at rest.
Zone 3 trains the body to work at the highest level aerobically. It is your aerobic metabolism the burns energy during the day and while we are resting. We want to challenge your aerobic metabolism to burn energy at its highest level. Most people do not do Zone 3 workouts, as most people are either always in Zone 2 or Zone 4. Optimal Zone 3 workouts create a faster metabolism to burn more fat at rest. Also, this zone is the key zone to train for most people’s race pace. You can run faster times staying in Zone 3 then sprinting into Zone 4 in the beginning and dieing the rest of the race.
Zone 4 and Zone 5 workouts are designed to challenge your metabolism to burn energy faster than it has burned before. We can only handle this intensity for short durations. Zone 5 is more intense exercise for more conditioned athletes. You workout in Zone 4 and 5 for the same reasons. Another term for Zone 4 and 5 workouts is interval training, which is the most effective way to raise your metabolism and burn more fat 24 hrs. a day.
The difference with Live Lean Today’s online heart rate training programs is you get personal attention from your own online personal fitness trainer.
Through your interaction, your personal trainer will personalize your workout to your specific goals and fitness level.
This is more than one program, it is an on going progressive plan that changes with your goals and results.
The key to optimal weight loss and running faster races is a heart rate monitor. Join today and start using scientific workouts to achieve your results faster. LIVE also sells heart rate monitors which you can check out in the Live Store.