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Old 01-19-10, 04:59 PM   #1
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Timex HRM

Can anyone please tell me what the recovery function does? what does the number I get after 2 min. mean? Thanks
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Old 01-20-10, 10:45 AM   #2
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It tells you how many BPM your HR came down during the recovery period, which is usually 1 minute. My undertanding is that it's one of the better indications of aerobic fitness. Don't know if this is true, but have read it in several places.
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It tells you how many BPM your HR came down during the recovery period, which is usually 1 minute. My undertanding is that it's one of the better indications of aerobic fitness. Don't know if this is true, but have read it in several places.
Ok I understand that part, what I wish to know is what that number means . Say it's like 4 one time and 13 another is lower better or higher? if you do a cool down first before stopping the timer does that change things?
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Doing a cool down before stopping the timer will change your results. You probably should stop the timer immediately after stopping your exercise. The larger the number the better. The quicker your heart rate returns to normal the healthier the heart.
Here's a site that might help....it doesn't use a HRM.

http://www.nemahealth.org/programs/h...te_pulse.htm#6
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From the book, "Younger Next Year."

the speed with which your heart rate drops in the sixty seconds after you've gone from peak exercise to a walk

To me this means that your recovery should begin at the same time that the cool down begins. As someone has already noted, the higher the recovery rate, the better.
You might want to check out this book. It was a good, quick read!
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From the book, "Younger Next Year."

the speed with which your heart rate drops in the sixty seconds after you've gone from peak exercise to a walk

To me this means that your recovery should begin at the same time that the cool down begins. As someone has already noted, the higher the recovery rate, the better.
You might want to check out this book. It was a good, quick read!
Thanks and what is the authors name , always looking for something new to read.
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Younger Next Year by Chris Crowley & Henry S Lodge, M.D.

Hope you enjoy it!
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