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Three Heart-Rate Monitor Mistakes That Everyone Makes

  • By velonewsadmin
  • Published Jul. 27, 2011
  • Updated Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:54 PM EST

Avoid these and you will be well on your way toward getting the most out of your device.

Written by: Matt Fitzgerald

A heart rate monitor can be a useful piece of training equipment. Heart rate is a reliable indicator of exercise intensity, so training with one can help you work hard enough but not too hard in each workout. But using this type of device will not automatically make your training more effective. As with any piece of equipment, there is a right way to use a heart rate monitor, and there are numerous possible mistakes you can make with it.

There are three mistakes in the use of heart rate monitors that are especially common. Avoid these and you will be well on your way toward getting the most out of your device.

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