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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, MBA, is the owner of Training Made Fun, hosting live workshops for the education and certification of personal trainers. He holds a master’s degree in exercise science and and a master's degreee in finance . Mark has worked as a junior high school teacher, a high school basketball coach, and a cross-country and track coach prior to becoming a personal trainer and strength coach. He now leads and instructs fitness boot camps and youth speed camps at corporations, colleges and local schools in Southern California in addition to being a strength, speed and performance coach for young athletes and teams. Certifications: NASM, NESTA, NSCA, ISSA

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 holds a bachelor's degree in biological sciences and a master's degree in human movement. His passion for new and innovative ways for teaching fundamental science led to the start of 3DBioMech, an animation company that specializes in 3D visuals for teaching biomechanics. Certifications: NASM, NESTA