Revisiting heart rate target zones through the lens of wearable technology

2019-08-21T13:12:52Z (GMT) by Jennifer L Scheid Emma O'Donnell
Exercise prescription is fundamental in creating exercise programs that help clients to achieve optimal fitness outcomes. The FITT-VP principal outlines guidelines for considering frequency, intensity, time, type, volume and progression when designing exercise programs. A popular way to monitor intensity is with heart rate. This article will review how heart rate can be used to monitor exercise intensity, explore the different heart rate zones that are promoted by fitness technology companies, and help fitness professionals to understand some of the limitations of technologies for measuring and monitoring heart rate.