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Getting your heart rate into a “zone”

Getting your heart rate into a “zone”

So I have heard this concept over and over about “staying in the zone” especially during cardio workouts. What is my zone? The “what in the hell are you making me do and my heart is now pounding in my head making me feel like my ears about about the burs” zone? So I wanted to find out what is my optimum heart rate so I can compare it to how I feel during workouts.

2. Plyometrics

2. Plyometrics

DAY 1: I had to push pause for every 3rd switch of workout and wait for my heart rate to drop from 145 down to 135 before I could pickup again. Alternatively from stopping I would let 5-10 seconds run out before starting to tag along. I remember thinking…I hope they throw in a 2-3min add for a refreshing drink or something. 🙂 Drenched with slightly rubbery legs and disoriented…and you wonder why I miss my jump shots. Basketball shorts…

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6. Kenpo X

6. Kenpo X

DAY 1: The easiest so far for me since I am used to be on my feet and running around. Never the less, HR at 155 is not too bad at all, I wish I could have straightened my legs more…some day. Also, yoga mat was nothing but in the way so the idea to ‘save the carpet’ goes out of the window. I like my teeth better. DAY 90: Yawn…really. If I am going to continue to do this…

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