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Polar ProTrainer 5 Software Review (Polar RS800CX PTE Review Part II)

Polar ProTrainer 5 Software Review (Polar RS800CX PTE Review Part II)

December 22, 2009 by · 17 Comments 

In my recent review of the Polar RS800CX PTE, I covered the capabilities of the PTE as a supplement to a coach-created cycle training program. What allows you to create the programs that a coach gives you (if you use heart rate zones) is the Polar ProTrainer 5 software that comes with the RS800CX PTE […]

Polar RS800CX PTE Review (Part 1)

Polar RS800CX PTE Review (Part 1)

November 27, 2009 by · 10 Comments 

Back in January, right after I had made my New Year’s resolutions, I reviewed the Polar RS400. It is therefore fitting that I finish the year by reviewing its older brother, the Polar RS800CX PTE. To clarify a common question from the start, the Pro Team Edition (PTE) of the RS800CX is identical to the […]

Suunto T6c Heart Rate Monitor Review

Suunto T6c Heart Rate Monitor Review

September 5, 2009 by · 6 Comments 

Not too long ago, the Suunto T4c helped me, with its coach program, to go from injured to training again. I was very impressed on how it helped me navigate the process of determining just how long and how hard to work out. However, now that I’m fully trained back to my normal state, I […]

VO2Max, Lactate Threshold, and HRMax Tests at the Univ. of Westminster

August 4, 2009 by · 109 Comments 

Image via Wikipedia Today I did something that I should have done a long time ago: Maximal tests. The reason why I didn’t do them earlier was because these tests aren’t cheap and because I was not sure of what to expect. What am I talking about? I’m specifically talking about what is known as […]

Suunto T4c Review – A heart rate monitor with a coach inside

April 28, 2009 by · 23 Comments 

I am injured. I injured myself because I was trying to do too much too fast. Specifically, I have a non-serious, but rather painful overuse knee injury. However, the type of injury I currently have is not important. The point is that I tried to do too much too soon in hopes of ‘speeding up’ […]

Polar RS400 Review : A mega heart rate monitor for the new year’s resolutions

January 1, 2009 by · 40 Comments 

On my continued quest to find the best heart-based training tool out there, and to now seriously start my new year’s health resolutions, I got myself a Polar RS400 heart rate monitor (technically I received it for Christmas). I preferred the RS400 over the higher end (and far more expensive) RS800cx model because most of […]

Suunto T1C heart rate monitor review

December 23, 2008 by · 26 Comments 

I have been trying to get into shape before the holiday season… call it a warmup to the new year’s resolution. However, I’m trying to be a bit smarter about it this time around, as opposed to the usual ‘gym hard 4x a week’ mentality. So I started reading up on heart rate monitors. These […]