A cycling heart rate monitor, as the name implies, monitors a cyclist’s heart rate as she cycles. It is essentially a wireless device that monitors the heart rate and displays the result on a screen fixed to the cycle's handle bars. Accurate monitoring of the heart rate is useful in many ways:
1. Plan Your Workout
A mounted heart rate bike monitor will help you to plan your workout. You can predetermine the target heart rate that you want to achieve. This will help you to monitor your high-intensity cycling. You can either slow down or speed up your cycling to achieve your target heart rate. To achieve the kind of results you want, keep a journal to note your high, low, and average heart rates, as well as your general body response to the workout (e.g. fatigue, dizziness, nausea, or none). By keeping an eye on your cardiovascular workout levels you will be able to achieve the health results that you want.
2. Training Precision
There are many training modules that ask you to maintain a high level of heart rate intensity for a specific, fixed time interval. To be able to train as per these modules, you need to constantly monitor your heart rate. A cycling heart rate monitor is the ideal tool for this. Though some level of monitoring can be done without a heart rate monitor, the use of one may help you to really meet your athletic goals.
Monitoring your heart beat rate while cycling may be extremely important if you have a cardiovascular problem. The use of a heart rate monitor can help you avoid taxing your body unnecessarily.
4. Avoid Overtraining
To avoid overtraining, you need to first know when you are over training. A heart beat monitor will tell you when you are exceeding your limits and alert you to slow down. In many cases a monitor will signal the distress level before other signs of fatigue such as dizziness and nausea set in.