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Fall 2017 Challenges

Take 90 days to learn about something new, try various types of it, and decide if-and-how to include in your personal regimen!

Ramp-Up

Work and family obligations (and life-in-general) can pull us away from attending to ourselves.

At age 45+, it’s critical to reengage!

lderBeast can help with free practical advice and insipiration. And with personal coaching to help even more.

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Endurance , Fitness Planning & Gear

Beware of the Myth of the “Fat Burn” Heart-Rate Zone

Does your tracker or sports watch have a heart-rate function? Or have you used cardio equipment with built-in HR measurement? If so, you may be aware of the so-called “Fat Burn” heart-rate zone.

I advise you to “mostly beware” of falling for the allure of this name, man. It sounds too good to be true. “Burn more fat with lower exertion than you would with higher exertion!” And it is too good to be true. However, low-intensity workouts in HR ranges labeled “Fat Burn” do have occasional purposes. Hence my “mostly beware” admonition.

Let’s walk through the facts and logic here, and you can make your own call.