New Paradigm Cardio Training

by Sally Edwards |  Date Released : 01 May 2006

  • Introduction
  • Moving beyond the old way – perceived effort
  • Moving into the new
  • The path to discovery in cardio training – how does the old formula apply to a fit body as it gets older
  • Our belief is that as we get older we get less fit
  • What if our beliefs were different?
  • Max heart rate does not change with AGE – it changes with DE-CONDITIONING
  • The formulas are useless – you may as well guess!
  • How to assess max and sub-max heart rate in the new paradigm
  • Goal based cardio training
  • Planning training with the cardio ZONES
  • Heart rate monitor – the essential tool, personalizing the training experience
  • Heart rate monitor display speaks the language of the heart
  • Different ways for assessing heart rate zones for clients and athletes. From basic sub-max to lactate threshold testing and training
  • Exploring the ZONES in cardiovascular training – 90, 80, 70, 60 and 50 percent of max heart rate
  • Taking cardio training to an integrated level like we now do with resistance training
  • Setting Anchor Points in training
  • What is the future for new paradigm cardio vascular training
  • Emotional zones, Metabolic training, Cardiovascular zones and beyond
  • Train the HEART – the most important muscle in the body!

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Sally Edwards

About the author: Sally Edwards

Sally Edwards is the "Head Heart" and the founder and CEO of Heart Zones. A former Master's world record holder in the Ironman Triathlon, as well as a world record holder in the Iditashoe 100-Mile Snowshoe Race, Sally has spent the last 30+ years as a professional athlete. She has competed in some of the hardest races on the planet, including numerous multi-day adventure races and the Western States 100-Mile Run (which she won).

From the time she ran the 1984 Olympic Marathon Trials using her heart rate monitor, Sally has been at the forefront of a revolution in fitness training. Never one to trust in guesswork, Sally combined her Master's degree in exercise physiology with her experience as a professional athlete and created the Heart Zones Training System.

A founder of the sport of triathlon and a Triathlon Hall of Fame inductee, most of Sally's recent races have been performed in her role as the National Spokeswoman for the Danskin Triathlon Series. Sally has finished every Danskin Triathlon (as of 2005, 16 years worth) dead last, as the "Final Finisher," inspiring more than 200,000 other women to make it across the finish line in front of her. The year 2005 marked her 100th consecutive last-place Danskin finish.

Author of 23 books and 300 articles on fitness and sports, a motivational keynote speaker and (with a second Master's degree in Business Administration) an entrepreneur, Sally is committed to helping others improve their health and fitness by listening to their hearts. She lives in Sacramento, California.

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