Probably THE most important reason to buy a heart rate monitor is to make sure you are working out at the appropriate intensity for your goals.
If you aren't working hard enough you may just be spinning your wheels! On the other hand, if you are training too hard you may also be slowing down your progress.
That is why there is something called a Target Heart Rate (THR). THR is the most effective range for your heart rate to be in to elicit the benefits of exercise.
Did you know that there are Three Zones that make up this Target Range?
These Heart Rate Training Zones can be found by simply taking the
appropriate percentage of the formula "220-age" for each Heart Rate Training Zone.
40 years old client
220-40 = 180
180 = Estimated Maximum Heart Rate Beats Per Minute (HRmax)
The percentage that is appropriate will be determined by the goal or adaptation that the client is
trying to achieve.