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Measuring Heart Rate

Hi everyone, I would like to know how you measure your heart rate while performing cardio sessions. I would like to perform cardio at 60-70% of MHR but find it difficult to measure my heart rate while performing cardio(specially when I run on the treadmill). Thanks for your help.

Many machines these days can measure heart rate for you. I’m not sure how accurate this measure is though.

Another alternative would be to purchase a heart rate monitor.

Just some thoughts.

Well I have a “Polar” watch (with a chest strap) measuring my HR. Never do an aerobic session without it; It’s very convenient, and also measures my average HR, calorie extraction etc. The treadmills in our gym comply with its chest strap signals, so I don’t even need to look at the watch during the exercise. Very recommended.