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Total Heart Rate Training

By Joe Friel

Total Heart Rate Training shows anyone participating in aerobic sports, from novice to expert, how to increase the effectiveness of his or her workout. It’s like having a personal trainer guide the reader step-by-step during exercise. By following the author’s carefully constructed program and utilizing a heart rate monitor, readers can coach themselves — knowing when to push harder and when to back off. This guide teaches readers how to use the latest tools, including training analysis software and new high-tech intensity measuring devices, for precise training that practically guarantees success while minimizing the chance of injury.


Author Joe Friel also makes it easy to use new gizmos such as power meters and GPS units that allow readers to compare the body’s input, as measured by heart rate, with output. Section for novices show how to use a heart rate monitor for the first time while chapters aimed at experienced athletes describe how to gain that extra competitive edge thanks to heart rate training.


Joe Friel

Joe Friel has a masters degree in exercise science and has trained endurance athletes since 1980. His clients include elite amateur and professional road cyclists, mountain bikers, and triathletes and duathletes. His clients have included national champions, world championship competitors, and an Olympian.


He is the author of several training books and is a contributor to several magazines and websites around the world and offers clinics, seminars, and camps for athletes and coaches. He also consults with national sport federations and with businesses in the fitness industry. He is the cofounder of and TrainingBible Coaching.


As an age-group competitor, Joe has been a Colorado State Masters Triathlon champion, a Rocky Mountain region and Southwest region duathlon age-group champion, and a perennial USA Triathlon All-American duathlete. He also competes in bicycle races.


For information on coaching, speaking, or consulting services, contact him by email at [email protected] or through his blog at

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Released: November 2006
Price: $15.95 US

ISBN-10: 1569755620
ISBN-13: 9781569755624

Trade Paper
7.5" x 9.25"
176 pages

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