I recently picked up a Polar Heart-rate monitor, for the express purpose of measuring my heart-rate during activities and rest. I haven’t used it too much yet, but I have some good plans for it, some of them courtesy of my girl.
Let’s review what I have:
-Resting heart-rate: 52-58 bpm.
-Average work heart-rate: 75 bpm.
-Average stationary heart-rate: 62 bpm.
-Highest work heart-rate: 123 bpm.
It’s a bit difficult to measure my heart-rate during Jiu-Jitsu since the monitor straps to my chest and transmits to a watch. Both would be difficult to wear while rolling. Fortunately I have other activities I can wear it for.
An idea brought to my attention was pre- and post-match monitoring at a tournament. It should help me fine-tune my breathing techniques. Stemming from that, I had planned to wear it into a mid-term test, but completely forgot. From what I could tell, my heart-rate didn’t increase massively, just a handful of beats.
More on this as it develops!
–Kiyoshi “The Prototype”
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