So you’ve decided to invest in a heart rate monitor. You’ve made a wise decision – a heart rate monitor will allow you to fully optimize your training regimen, letting you train in the prime range for your current fitness level, maximizing results and letting you know exactly how well you’re really doing. There’s nothing quite like waking up one morning and realizing that your resting heart rate is slow, steady, and stronger than ever – none of that unfit fluttery palpitation that you used to experience.
But that doesn’t answer the question of where to find your heart rate monitor. One option, of course, is just to buy one from a local fitness supplier. A better option, however, might be to check the Internet. Finding suppliers is easy – just log on to your search engine of choice and type in ‘heart rate monitor,’ and you’ll come up with enough results to cover more or less any need you might have, from a twenty dollar basic model or a two hundred dollar computer that lets you know everything from average heart rate to calories burned, and includes built in workout schedules to tell you exactly how much or how little you should be working out.
There are literally dozens of suppliers out there that distribute heart rate monitors, and you’d be wise to shop around. Most online stores will periodically run special deals and bargains – free two day shipping, for example – so one store may actually be significantly cheaper than another even if the face value is the same. Know what you’re looking for and the search will be easy and educational. Remember, your heart is your most important muscle – you’d be wise to take care of it.