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Hey everyone. 

hope all are well during covid. 
 

ive started running a lot more due to gym closers, and for the first time thought I might get a heart rate monitor. I’ve never really been that fussed before but I thought it would be cool to track distance properly and also see what my heart rate was doing. 
 

does anyone use heart rate monitor whist training on bags or pads? And do they find it useful or annoying? Wondering whether to get a watch just for running or a chest strap that I can use for both. I have a suspicion I would use it once and get annoyed so just wanna see other people’s thoughts.

thanks

 

 

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The benefit to the chest strap is that you can take the watch part off your wrist and just keep it close by for bagwork. Like, wrap it around the leg of a chair within range of it still reading your heart rate. If you have only the wristband, you have to keep it on your wrist under your glove for it to continue reading your heart during those workouts. I don't like that. Kevin doesn't seem to mind at all. Depends on your own preference but that's what I consider between the two.

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On 4/15/2020 at 2:32 PM, Sylvie von Duuglas-Ittu said:

The benefit to the chest strap is that you can take the watch part off your wrist and just keep it close by for bagwork. Like, wrap it around the leg of a chair within range of it still reading your heart rate. If you have only the wristband, you have to keep it on your wrist under your glove for it to continue reading your heart during those workouts. I don't like that. Kevin doesn't seem to mind at all. Depends on your own preference but that's what I consider between the two.

I also like the chest strap and it doesn't annoy me while training (and he can handle teeps 😛 ). Like Sylvie explained you get put the watch on the side if using a chest strap. The watch on my wrist would annoy me and I would not be able to wrap my hands good, to clinch, ...

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Not really good with technical stuff outside games, but want to know more about this. Can someone explain what the heart rate number (or ballpark range) should be for different activities? Lik,e if you're in shape, what should the range read after morning running, after pad rounds, after clinch, what number for resting?

Downloaded the free heart rate app on Playstore and only just getting a handle on it. Resting rate when waking up in the morning is 47, 48. But bro-science Googling seems to say that a good athlete should be between 30-40. Is this true?

Thanks 🙂

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I'm working with Polar devices, using chest strap + app during training and a sports watch in general and for biking and I'm pretty fine with that!
For me it's more the monitoring effect than to stick to some advices. Of course main aspect is my training and technique, than all these stats, but still it's interesting to see how values develop.

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