How to Calculate Rest Periods Using Your Heart Rate

James Breese shares some of our research and recent findings on using heart rate as a personalized method of recovery in between high-intensity training intervals. While this is a less popular way to do interval training – mainly because it is so personalized –  this may very well be one of the best ways to ensure you build your aerobic and cardiovascular fitness at exactly the right pace for your body.

Everyday athletes over the age of 30 should definitely try this method to ensure you don’t push yourself too much (or too little) – so make the absolute most out of your training sessions.

Discussion points:

 

  • GI Joe and Barbie disconcerting body measurements
  • Sprinting for Fat Loss not good for people over 30.
  • Speed Training is for athletes
  • Using your heart rate to rest and recover
  • Calculating your aerobic threshold
  • Aerobic workout with heart-rate intervals
  • Final Advice

 

Resources:

Strength Matters System of Athletic Development

Fit over 30 Facebook Group

Strength Matters Website

Strength Matters Magazine

Strength Matters Instagram

Strength Matters Online Coaching

 

Quotes:

 

“I’m not using a minute, two minutes rest. I’m using my heart rate as the gauge to tell me when I can go again.” – James Breese

 

“What we’re trying to improve on using this method is your ability to recover faster and it’s more tailored to you.” – James Breese

 

If you’re over 30 and new to training, build a low aerobic base first… then progress it to nice intervals.” – James Breese

 

“For fat loss, you need high intensity.” – Josh Kennedy

 

“At 160 minus your age, it gives you a personalized ability to recover faster, and we’re seeing faster improvements on aerobic capacity because of it.” – James Breese

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

FREE Digital Download 

Thirty Workouts for People 30+

Enter your details below and we’ll send you thirty proven workouts of wildly successful everyday athletes over 30!

No thanks, I don't want perform better.
Workouts for people 30+

FREE Digital Download 

The Complete Strength Matters System of Athletic Development

Learn the world's most effective strategies for people over 30 who want to lose weight, get stronger, and live better.

No thanks, I don't want perform better.
Scroll to Top