Originally Posted by Loli
I have the Polar F6. I love it - won't work out without it now. I had a polar rep/personal trainer help me get started with it. I know now exactly where my heart rate should be for the best fat burning results. If your heart rate is too high, you start burning muscle. If your heartrate is too low, you burn fat but at a much slower pace. My target heart rate is 130. But my trainer recommended getting in no more than two high intensity workouts twice a week. Even though it's not the best for fat loss, it's still good for your heart. My max heart rate is 175 for those sessions but I limit my time to 20 minutes.
Why does your trainer say not to go more than 2 High intensity workouts per week? Could you PM me why he says that? Thanks!
I have the F6 too, but recently replaced the battery at an authorized Polar service dealer, and they said my strap was 51% off (inaccurate) and that to replace it would be $40 something... I was like, no thank you, and i've tested it and it still works fine, but who knows, it may be off a little, like 25-50 cals or so per workout. I bought it in 2008.
Mini Goal #1: 140's by end of July --> Met 7/22/11
Mini Goal #2: 145 by end of August --> Met 8/31/11
Mini Goal #3: 140 by end of September --> Met 10/19/11
Mini Goal #4: 135 by mid November -->
Main Goal: Stay Binge Free 60 days