Fitter, Stronger—Faster: Use Your Heart

by Mark Baines, MS and Scott Gaines, MS


We all know that heart rate monitoring has been a very effective tool for measuring cardiovascular strength and endurance. Most trainers, however, have not considered that heart rate monitoring can provide objective feedback for strength training as well! It’s not enough for trainers to just assign sets and reps anymore. Learn how you can use heart rate monitoring to design strength training programs and individualize them to optimize exercise duration and intensity, as well as recovery.

This is a live recorded session from the 2009 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™
By Mark Baines, MS, Scott Gaines, MS

Additional Content

Session Handout: Download PDF

Video Chapters

1. Introduction Play
2. Going Back to the Basics Play
3. Exercise Physiology Review Play
4. Monitoring Rest Periods Play
5. Practical Applications Play
6. Hands-On Demonstration Play

About the Presenters

Mark Baines, MS

Mark Baines, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

Mark Baines, MS, is the senior vice president of program development for NESTA. He holds a master’s degree in exercise science and is in the process of completing his MBA. Mark has worked as a junio...

Scott Gaines, MS

Scott Gaines, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

Scott Gaines, MS, is senior vice president for NESTA and has been in the fitness industry for more than 15 years as a personal trainer, fitness manager, educator and martial arts instructor. Scott hol...