Increasing Heart Beat

Increasing Heart Beat

Post by Conal Guan-Yow » Thu, 12 Mar 1998 04:00:00


I have this problem and I am hoping the newsgroup would have some
suggestions. I'm trying to increase my heart beat rate when running and
obviously one can do this by running faster. However, my problems is if I
run any faster, I can feel that I will be either hurting my joints (my
knees for example) or my tendons. In other words, I want to run faster to
increase my heart beat rate, but my legs don't feel like they can take
the additional impact from the pounding. What to do? I feel that maybe I
should go weight training in order to build up my muscles, but I dislike
lifting weights! :(

CGYH

 
 
 

Increasing Heart Beat

Post by Miles Laki » Thu, 12 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> I want to run faster to
> increase my heart beat rate, but my legs don't feel like they can take
> the additional impact from the pounding.

Run up a hill.

A gentle pace that felt 'easy' on the flat can have you up to AT and
beyond when climbing anything significant.

This will also develop your *ruuning* leg strength.

Quote:
> I feel that maybe I
> should go weight training in order to build up my muscles

Weight training will have but a minimal effect upon your *running* leg
strength.

Nevertheless, Total Body Conditioning is a good idea.

  Miles

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Increasing Heart Beat

Post by Kenneth Rai » Thu, 12 Mar 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>I have this problem and I am hoping the newsgroup would have some
>suggestions. I'm trying to increase my heart beat rate when running and
>obviously one can do this by running faster. However, my problems is if I
>run any faster, I can feel that I will be either hurting my joints (my
>knees for example) or my tendons. In other words, I want to run faster to
>increase my heart beat rate, but my legs don't feel like they can take
>the additional impact from the pounding. What to do? I feel that maybe I
>should go weight training in order to build up my muscles, but I dislike
>lifting weights! :(

In this newsgroup, I believe it was Ozzie Gontang who wrote some great
descriptions of "low-impact" running. It has to do with concentrating on
running very smoothly. First, you need to adjust your runnning style so
it's very easy on your joints. Then, work at maintaining this style
while you increase your speed.

hope I've been of some help,
Ken
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Increasing Heart Beat

Post by Bill Stainbroo » Sun, 15 Mar 1998 04:00:00

If your body isn't strong enough to handle the additional speed, it need
to be determined if this is due to currently overtraining relative to
your fitness level or is there an organic problem which can be corrected
with proper exercises etc. If it is a noncorrectable condition, you may
need to add some low impact crosstraining such as swimming...remember
that max heart rates are sport specific and swimming is usually lowere
than running so adjust your heart rate goals.

Secondly, slower running usually has a greater vertical component and
thusly more impact, while faster running usually develops a smoother
style helping to offset the effect of the greater speed plays. Have a
qualified coach look at your running style/video tape it after you are
warmed up well.

Last, I recommend that all athelets in training utilize a heart monitor.
It is the only accurate biofeedback we have regarding intensity of
workouts. I have available order forms for a distributor of HR monitors
at discounted prices. They carry Polar, Cardiosport and Sensor Dynamics.
If you are interested, email me and I will send you a copy of the order
form.
Sincerely,
Bill Stainbrook
Coach, Physical Educator, Endurance athlete