Heart rate moniter lab

TARGET HEART RATE : 144 bpm – 175 bpm.

RESTING HEART RATE: To determine your resting heart rate, lie on the ground for two minutes, after the two minutes, use the heart rate monitor to calculate and record your resting heart rate.

My resting heart rate is: 53

MY HEART RATE DURING EXERCISE: Now complete 25 sit ups. Once finished, use the heart rate monitor to person-doing-sit-upscalculate and record your heart rate.

My heart rate after 25 sit-ups is: 67Boy doing Jumping Jacks with Clipping Path Now complete 1 minute of jumping jacks. Once finished, use the heart rate monitor to calculate and record your heart rate.

My heart rate after 1 minute of jumping jacks is: 89




What did you notice about your heart rate after each exercise?

After each excersise that I did, my heart rate increased. It became faster the more I excersise, as I was moving and working certain muscles, which is why it increased.

Did one activity raise your heart rate more than another? Explain why you think this happened?

Yes, by the end of the jumping jacks my heart rate was up to 90bpm, where as my resting rate was 53bpm. I also found that from my the start of this activity I became slightly more tired the more excersise I did. Since it wasn’t a lot it was fine, but after a longer period of time my heart rate would increase more, probably around my target heart rate. I think that my heart rate increased because when you do excersise, your heart speeds up to pump extra food and oxygen to the muscles, as they are working harder then when you are in your “resting” state.

How long would you have to maintain this activity level in order to benefit your cardiovascular health?

From about 15-30 min, my heart rate should be between 144bpm to 175bpm


Think about your current lifestyle, make a list of the activities you currently do that improve your cardiovascular health (minimum 15 minutes, within target heart rate, at least 3 times per week)

Dance (7.5 hours within 3 days a week)

Dog walking(about 45 min 4-5 days a week)

MY GOALS: Use the space below to record either what you currently do, or to set a goal for yourself. How do you plan to make a commitment to the FITT principle and your own cardiovascular health.


person-walking-dogFREQUENCY: I plan to commit myself to this activity 5 times per week.

INTENSITY: I will train within the target heart rate zone of 144 bpm to 175 bpm.

TYPE: The activity that I will participate in is Walking/Jogging with my dogs (must be related to cardiovascular endurance)

TIME: I will continue the listed exercise for 30 to 60 minutes.


*Remember – TIME, not distance or speed, IS THE KEY


sit ups: http://www.clipartkid.com/sit-cartoon-cliparts/

jumping jacks: http://www.clipartkid.com/jumping-jacks-cliparts/

dog walking: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=111555&picture=dog-walking

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