EDIT: My resting heart rate is down to 72 BPM. Apparently it just took me awhile to chillax after tonight’s work out. ^_~
This evening I did the Insanity Pure Cardio work out. That is one killer work out, but I’m quickly learning that they’re all going to be killer work outs. To say that this thing busted my butt is an understatement. :) Good stuff.
I also used my heart rate monitor for the first time this evening. According to several different websites that I’m checking, I should have a target heart rate of between 150 to 185 BPM during exercise, with 150 BPM being the goal (and 185 is seriously hardcore).
(link: here’s one website that I’m using: http://www.exercise.com/tools/target-heart-rate-calculator)
I manually counted my resting heart rate, and my RHR is 72 BPM. (original post:
seems to be high at between 86 and 89 BPM. I did exercise this evening so perhaps there’s still some affect from that, but I’ve since showered and I’m sitting in my bedroom. At any rate, this is what I’m counting at the moment. I’ll check again sometime tomorrow.)
According to my Pyle Sports PHRM26, my heart rate during tonight’s Insanity work out had a minimum of 100 BPM, a max of 177 BPM, and an average of 150 BPM.
From what I’m seeing from these various interactive calculators, an average BPM of 150 is right at the sweet spot for me. It’s also very good to know that the Pyle HRM works. You can understand that I was a bit skeptical when I first saw these numbers reported. 177 BPM seems really high!
Here are some screen shots from the Pyle Sports HRM software that comes with the device:
If you can read the image you’ll notice that it claims 0.9 calories were burned during this evening’s exercise. I had forgotten to enter my age, weight, height, and other vital stats into the device so it was unable to calculate anything. I also don’t expect it to accurately count my steps during an Insanity work out. :)
Anyway, I thought that some of you may find it interesting to have some numbers to work with, plus a look at the HRM software could be interesting?