How do I Use the Polar Heart Rate Monitor With Precor Fitness Equipment?

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How do I Use the Polar Heart Rate Monitor With Precor Fitness Equipment?
Heart rate monitors allow for smarter workouts. (leg extension image by redrex from Fotolia.com)

Polar heart rate monitors come in many different models, depending on fitness levels, desired data, equipment, sport's activity and other factors. Precor exercise equipment offers a diverse variety of exercise equipment, ranging from specific muscle targeting units to elliptical machines designed to increase overall strength and aerobic conditioning. The Polar heart rate monitor is a portable computer worn on the wrist like a watch, and it is easily used along with any type of Precor exercise equipment.

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Instructions

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    Input the information for your maximum heart rate (which includes information regarding age, fitness level and weight) into the Polar heart rate monitor, strap the monitor around your wrist and begin working out. By periodically checking the Polar monitor, you can adjust your performance according to your maximum heart rate.

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    Check the monitor throughout the workout to display whether fitness improvement is taking place and calories are being burnt. Some Precor exercise machines are designed for muscle building so fitness goals will differ from Precor machines designed to increase aerobic fitness.

    How do I Use the Polar Heart Rate Monitor With Precor Fitness Equipment?
    Strength training burns calories.
  3. 3

    Adjust the settings on Precor's treadmills and cycles according to the maximum heart rate calculated for you by the Polar heart rate monitor. If the workout session is too intense or not intense enough to achieve desired fitness goals, adjust your pace accordingly.

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