Heart Rate monitor

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Rivet L, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. Rivet L

    Rivet L Yellow Belt

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    I use to use a HR monitor for conditioning, but it broke and I haven't had the motivation to replace it.

    I was humoring finding one that would work comfortably for doing BJJ. Does anyone else do this? What model do you use?
     
  2. snakeybizz

    snakeybizz Purple Belt

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    I was interested in getting a wrist band fitness activity tracker for 24/7 use even bjj, but they are a tad too bulky for rolling unfortunately...and plus most of them don't even track heart rate

    I have been looking at this recently http://www.amazon.co.uk/Under-Armour-Armour39®-Module-Chest/dp/B00F8LTNOA

    its not a fitness activity tracker though, so you don't wear it 24/7 but it could be good for bjj...I knew people who have worn chest monitors with no interference
     
  3. tenktriangles

    tenktriangles Blue Belt

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    I have a suunto m5 that I wear sometimes. No problems. I would probably tape the connection point on the strap, though. If it breaks on this unit, it's fucked.

    If I was buying a new one, I'd get the current polar, which is ht7 I think. You can get just the strap and it talks to your phone, and you can use it for heart rate variability
     
  4. immanurse

    immanurse White Belt

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    i read on here once... there was somebody who used it for rolling... don't recall the make/model.

    out of curiosity, why are you using it for rolling?
     
  5. Mocrates

    Mocrates Ik ben Groot.

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    I have one built into my phone, but I only use it when I'm training on my own. I can't run over to check my heart rate in between each round of randori.

    I would never wear a wrist monitor when rolling, however. I also would never even entertain the idea to wear one during judo. One of those things would never survive the first set of nagekomi.
     
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  6. Rivet L

    Rivet L Yellow Belt

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    Having a heart rate monitor is integral to doing conditioning, that's how you track your progress.

    Since I need to buy a new one anyways, I wanted the possibility to use it while training. I was interested in tracking how much effect my conditioning has on rolling, and also using BJJ-drills as a conditioning tool.
     
  7. tenktriangles

    tenktriangles Blue Belt

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    Agreed, yes, I was unclear. I leave the watch at the side and just wear the strap, and run over and check from time to time, a good hr will read right away. Not something I do for live training, more for drills if I am watching my hr to fit my training program.
     
  8. Badger67

    Badger67 Taxidea taxus

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    Recently got myself a Timex Ironman Road trainer. It's a chest strap for HR and a watch duo.

    Tracks calories burned (meh), chronograph, lap intervals, HR zones. For 130$ not bad.

    I wouldn't use this for live roll or sparring, but for drills or bag work, aerobic or LT training, it's a great investment.
     
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  9. Gus77

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    If I see anybody using a heart monitor chest strap when rolling I will be tempted at choking them with it, so better use under a rash guard. But I also entertained the idea of using one of those wrist tracking during rolling and drilling, out of curiosity, but it is kind bulky.
     

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