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Cardiologists Alexander City AL

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Kevin Leonard Sublett
(256) 234-2644
3368 Highway 280
Alexander City, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Joseph Arthur Deering, MD
(256) 749-8661
1559 2nd St
Alexander City, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1981

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Dr.Brian Foley
(334) 749-3411
3316 U.S. 280 #214
Alexander City, AL
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Hospital: East Alabama Med Ctr, Opelika, Al
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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James Robert Cobb
(256) 825-7871
301 Mariarden Rd
Dadeville, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine

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Terry Trent Wilsdorf, MD
(251) 435-1200
1700 Spring Hill Ave Ste 100
Mobile, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr.JOSEPH DEERING
3316 U.S. 280 #214
Alexander City, AL
Gender
M
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Basel Alrefai
(256) 212-9300
3368 Highway 280
Alexander City, AL
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Kevin Leonard Sublett, MD
(256) 234-2644
125 Alison Dr Ste 8
Alexander City, AL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1984

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Sublett, Kevin L, Md - Cardiology Of Central Alabama
(256) 234-2644
3368 Highway 280 Ste 130
Alexander City, AL

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George Kenneth Massing, MD
(334) 433-4700
PO Box 850129
Mobile, AL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Mobile Infirmary Med Ctr, Mobile, Al; Springhill Memorial Hosp, Mobile, Al; Providence Hosp, Mobile, Al
Group Practice: Heart Group Pc

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HEART RATE MONITORS

 



CONTENTS

  • Basic cardiovascular physiology
  • Pros and cons of using a heart rate monitor
  • Definitions
  • Calculating your maximum heart rate
  • Heart rate training zones
  • Training tips using a heart rate monitor
  • Resting heart rate
  • An opposing opinion The Heart Rate Monitor (HRM) is touted by many cyclists and trainers as the most significant training advance in the last ten years. Although many coaches refuse to work with an athlete without the physiologic training information it provides, HRMs have their detractors. And that small backlash is slowly growing. An alternative to a HRM, not quite as technical and rigid, uses perceived effort as a measure of your level of exertion.

    BASIC CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY

    First, let's review the basic physiology of the circulatory system asking ourselves the question "What does the heart rate really indicate?" The components of the cardiovascular system are:
    • the heart (the pump)
    • the arteries (a distribution system)
    • the capillaries (the exchange system where gases, nutrients, and other chemical compounds move to and from surrounding tissue
    • the veins (which are the return circuit) With every heart beat (contraction of the heart pump), a certain amount of blood (stroke volume) is pushed through the system. The contraction frequency of the heart is the heart rate (HR). The amount of blood moved to the cells of the body every minute is the product of the heart rate and stroke volume (HR x strove volume).

      With physical activity (exercise) more oxygen is required by the muscle cells, and the circulatory system responds by increasing the heart rate (and the cardiac output). With aerobic training, the actual amount of blood pumped per heart beat (stroke volume) increases and the efficiency of the exchange process at the capillary level improves. The result is a lower heart rate for any level of physical activity in the trained versus the untrained individual. Thus aerobic training benefits include:

      • a lower resting heart rate
      • a lower heart rate for a specific level of exertion
      • an increased exercise capacity at an individual's maximum heart rate. The training effect results when the heart muscle is "stressed" by an increase in cardiac output (just as muscles in the arms and legs respond to the stress of lifting free weights). As the cardiac output is directly proportional to the heart rate, a heart rate monitor (HRM) can be used to structure and monitor an aerobic training program. (For additional background see Basic Exercise Physiology - the cardiac system.)

        Let's look at the pros and cons on the use of a HRM.

        PROS AND CONS

        The ADVANTAGES of a HRM include its use:

        • as a motivational tool - like a coach ; brings objectivity to a training program.
        • to teach beginners to read their bodies and avoid anaerobic overtraining.
        • to aid in doling out energy during time trialing or climbing, saving some for the final effort.
        • to analyze ra...

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