Heart Rate Monitoring
Monday, May 31, 2010
I decided to try something different at the gym today (I usually stick to the elliptical) and ended up on the "Summit Trainer" which is a cross between an elliptical and a stair climber. Wow... I need to mix it up more often! Halfway through, there was sweat pouring down my face and I don't often break much of a sweat on the elliptical anymore... even at full speed. Sometimes I wonder why those machines even bother with the heart rate sensors on the handles. One minute, it reads 160 and then abruptly drops down to 80 just seconds later. Because of this and now that I've also started cycling outside of the gym, I decided to finally order a heart rate monitor. If I'm going to keep track of the calories that I'm eating, I really need a more accurate count of how many calories I'm burning, too.
Have you guys had good or bad experiences with heart rate monitors?