With Heart Zones Patented Technology
Many avid fitness folks have been dedicated to treadmill running for years, but few see lasting results. Unfortunately, a lot of people continue with their semi-productive treadmill running workouts and begin to plateau. So, how do we fix that? If you share the Heart Zones mindset, you know it’s time to work, train, and grow smarter. Elevate your treadmill running routine by incorporating our patented, research-backed methodology and training. If you’re not sure how to get started, follow these transformative steps.
- Create Personal Goals
First, it’s important to understand that not all fitness levels are created equally, just as not all treadmill running workouts are created equally. While I know this sounds easy, we really need to understand our personal fitness levels in order to create tangible, realistic goals. It is way too easy to hop on a treadmill, start running, and then gradually bump up your speed as you watch the person next to you toggle up the MPH. So resist! Resist the temptation to workout by comparison and force yourself to focus on you. The entire notion of personalized fitness is the bedrock of what Heart Zones does—so let us help you understand your individual fitness level and set your pace accordingly.
2. Have a Method to Your Treadmill Running
Once you understand that individualized fitness is key to treadmill running success—let’s make sure you have a tangible system to track toward those personal goals. We have a couple of training methodologies that we built specifically to help you accomplish this. ZONING for example, uses three heart rate zones to indicate levels of intensity for your workout, while Threshold Heart Rate Training uses five zones and two thresholds. These two methods are steeped in research and data that focus on helping you better understand your workout intensity, and how to structure your workouts in a way that best serves you.
3. Monitor Key Metrics
Now that you have committed yourself to focusing on just you and picked your favorite zone training methodology, your last step is to make sure you have a wearable sensor and that you know how to use it (here are a few of our favorites). With a method and a wearable strapped on, you can finally start tracking your treadmill running data in real time! Using a heart rate monitor or other wearable devices gives you the necessary data to avoid those nasty performance plateaus, while also avoiding burnout or injury by pushing too hard, too fast. Oftentimes, wearables will give you feedback directly on the device, but we also encourage you to sync your sensor with our Heart Zones Training app, which will help you tie your data back to the zone methodologies (aka our secret sauce). Try it out, we promise it will really help your treadmill running workouts to be more data driven and effective over time.
Whether you’re treadmill running to train for a race or just doing it to kickstart a healthy, active lifestyle, Heart Zones’ patented methodology and technology are ready to help you achieve your goals and enhance your workout routine. Are you doing treadmill running workouts in a group setting? Meet Heart Zones Tread, our turnkey group treadmill solution that takes participants to a new level of cardio fitness while motivating them to keep pace with their crew. Contact us today to learn more.