"David L" <[email protected]
> wrote in message news:<[email protected]
> just wondering how many mountain bikers wear heart monitors?
I have used one for some time. I use it to spin/jog to create a baseline. I then really only pay
attention when I climb on the trails. Whether scientific or not, I can judge my health(cold coming
on, fatigue, stress, etc.) by how well my heart recovers from a spike during intervals or a severe
trail climb. I got the monitor for christmas 2 years ago and panicked when I saw 180 bpm in the
spring. I was worried I was killing myself. My doctor ordered a stress test just to ease my fear. I
was the only 3rd person at the hospital that year (~April) that finished the inclined run portion
of the test. The cardiologist gave me a stamp of approval healthwise and said to definately
continue riding. She also told me if my heart has 1.steady beat 2.it rises in a steady fashion and
3. recovers from an interval in a quick fashion, it is a good sign of a healthy heart. She
suggested I watch those things. Then, she rattled off some gobblygook that she also looks for as
she monitors the test.
Brad and Julie Vaughn Man I wish St. Louis weather would improve...