How Effective is Your Sports Training?
Many athletes simply use the appearance of lean muscle mass as an indicator that their sports training program is effective. However, there is much more to your overall level of fitness and sports performance than the presence of muscle. Your body is the sum of many parts. And the level of your performance on the field or in high-stress situations is directly related to how well every system in your body is conditioned. One measure of this conditioning is with your pulse rate.
Your pulse rate is an indicator of your sports training status. The pulse never exceeds a benchmark rate of 130-140 beats per minute in a well-trained individual irrespective of the exercise load factor associated with his/her training regimen. A pulse rate of 140 – 160 beats per minute (which is damaging to the heart and all large vessels) is characteristic of people with limited or no exercise and sports training experience.
Of course everyone is keen on getting fast and visible results. This desire for quick results usually leads to inadequate and excessive power training. Sports training in this manner can actually have a negative impact on the body because it doesn’t allow for all the body’s systems to fully develop. The result? You may end up with some muscle mass and still not be able to perform as well as you’d like.
Is Your Sports Training Damaging Your Heart?
If you notice that your [elevated] heart rate and pulse levels do not decrease from sports training session to training session, then this is a clear indication that your cardiovascular system is not fully developed. Without a strong heart you are less able to endure and handle excessive exercise loads.
So, what does “not fully developed” mean?
- Your existing cardio output is not capable of handling your current exercise load;
- Your arteries cannot properly supply your muscular system with red blood cells;
- Your capillary network structure is not sufficiently interwoven to adequately supply your muscle fiber with oxygenated blood and facilitate sufficient backflow of venous blood into the heart.
When we talk about “cardio output” we are not referring to how much cardio exercise you are doing, such as running or plyometrics. What it does refer to is the cardiac output which is the amount of blood pumped by the heart each minute.
During exercise, your muscles demand more oxygen. This demandtriggers your heart to work a little harder, increasing the cardiac output. After you stop the exercise and your body recovers, your heart rate will return to its normal resting heart rate.
For an athlete that is serious about sports training and peak performance, the long term effects of exercise will be a more efficient cardiovascular system. Your heart will become more efficient and be able to pump an increased volume of blood each minute. This efficiency results in a lower heart rate.
Dietary Supplements for Better heart health in Sports Training
What are the visible characteristics indicating that you are properly and effectively implementing your sports training program?
- Protruding veins visible on hands which are instrumental in facilitating quick delivery and transportation of venous blood into the heart. This allows the body to quickly recover and recuperate after exercise loads.
One way to provide your body the nutritional support it needs during sports training is through dietary supplements. Multipurpose High-Potency Super Nutritional Complex (by Active Life Global Solutions Ltd.) is a scientific-grade formula which was specifically developed for purposes of increasing the adjustment rate of your cardiovascular system to load factor stresses without compromising its integrity and natural capacities.
Multipurpose High-Potency Super Nutritional Complex is like a fine tailored ‘suit’ specifically developed for people with various fitness backgrounds. The natural formula is designed to tackle a multiplicity of factors related to adaptation of the cardiovascular systems to your specific needs and exercise goals.