Mid-range game good enough for June Mar Fajardo, says Yeng Guiao

first_imgEugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—If there’s one head coach in the PBA that likes his big men shooting from long range, it’s NLEX’s Yeng Guiao.Even during his time with Rain or Shine, Guiao not only allowed his centers and power forwards to shoot from deep, he straight up encouraged them.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “It’s something that you have to develop for a longer period of time. He’s going to have to take a lot more three-point shots in order to [be consistent] but every once in a while that’s going to happen.”Fajardo made his third career triple in the first quarter with the shot clock about to expire to give the Beermen a 28-4 lead.In comparison, Fajardo’s one three-point field goal this season is just a fraction of what Belga, Quiñahan, and Taulava have had.Belga already has six this season while Quiñahan and Taulava have made 12 and two, respectively.Guiao said that Fajardo may not necessarily have to take shots from beyond the arc for the national team since the center’s mid-range game is already sufficient.ADVERTISEMENT Shaq delos Santos says women’s nat’l team only lacks exposure: ‘We have height, skills’ LATEST STORIES Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “For the purposes of the national team, his medium range shot is good enough, you don’t need to shoot a three to be effective,” said Guiao. “As long as you can step out and shoot a 15, 16-foot jumper with some accuracy.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. From Beau Belga to JR Quiñahan and even Asi Taulava, Guiao had no problems pushing his bigs to hit outside shots.So when San Miguel center June Mar Fajardo, who is Guiao’s player in the national team, hit a three against the Road Warriors the fiery head coach’s opinion had to be instantly asked.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsGuiao said that Fajardo can shoot three-pointers on occasion but it would be hard to believe seeing the 6-foot-10 center, who primarily operates in the paint, moving out towards beyond the arc.“I think every once in a while he’s going to hit a three-point shot but I don’t see him doing that on a regular basis,” said Guiao after NLEX’s 121-11 loss to San Miguel in the PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

Handball Registration Begins in 5 Counties

first_imgRegistration for the 2016/17 national handball league has begun in five counties, according to a release from the Liberia National Handball Association (LNHA).The counties are Montserrado, Grand Bassa, Margibi, Bomi and Grand Cape Mount.“Registration started on March 1 to end on 31st and the league will officially start on Friday, April 22 in locations in those five counties,” the release said.The tournament will be in both male and female divisions and the concentration is in schools, the release said, “We want to play handball in every county and not only in Monrovia.”According to the release registration fees are Ld2,000 for both male and female elementary school teams; Ld3,000 for both male and female teams in each junior high school and Ld5,000 for both male and female teams in each senior high school.“We encourage all schools that have received our registration forms to complete them and get them back to us,” the release, signed by Secretary General J. Othello Gaye, said.Meanwhile, there will be a handball seminar, described as Handball@School course this year and it will be staged in three different venues and each venue will last for three days.According to a letter from the International Handball Federation (IHF) in Switzerland, the Liberia National Handball Association (LNHA) should select appropriate date after April to conclude official arrangement and approval for the seminar.The LNHA originally selected March 21-26 or June 2-7 which the IHF says are busy schedules for its experts and therefore dates beyond June are preferable.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Donning denim to make a point

first_imgLANCASTER – Dozens of City Hall workers dressed Wednesday in denim – a fabric that every April becomes a symbol of support for sexual assault victims. The city workers’ fashion statement was part of Denim Day in L.A., promoted by the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women and culminating in a denim-clad rally at Staples Center. “We thought we’d bring some extra attention to it this way. It seems like everybody came to work in denim. (City Manager) Bob LaSala is wearing them,” Lancaster city spokeswoman Anne Aldrich. The connection between denim and rape began with an 1999 Italian court ruling that overturned the conviction of a driving instructor imprisoned for raping a teenage driving student. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe Italian Supreme Court said the girl wore tight jeans that would be too hard for the accused rapist to get off without her help, evidence that the sex was consensual. The ruling sparked protest by women members of the Italian parliament, who came to legislative sessions dressed in jeans, and the symbolism has spread around the world. The Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women organizes Denim Day in L.A. as a rape prevention and education campaign, protesting myths that surround sexual assault. “Victims of rape deserve support and assistance,” said Mayor Frank Roberts. “All too often, harmful attitudes toward rape saddle them with blame instead.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL – EXCITEMENT BUILDING AHEAD OF DEELE COLLEGE 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

first_imgWith only a matter of weeks now to go, excitement is building in the greater Raphoe area as the 50th celebrations draw closer at Deele College and tickets for the school show and celebration dinner dance have finally gone on sale.The school, formerly Raphoe Technical/Vocational School has planned a host of events to mark the 50th anniversary on the weekend of March 13 and March 14, ending with an amazing 50th celebration dance featuring the Beefsteak Dancers.Principal Joe Boyle said, “Demand for the tickets for the dance is already huge and as a result our initial plans to host the dance in the school gymnasium had to be shelved, but we’re delighted to have secured the Mount Errigal Hotel as a venue and with the Beefsteak Dancers lined up to provide the music we’re certain the dinner dance be a fantastic night. Tickets for the dance and the school show on Thursday 12th March are now available from the school, but they are just two of the events lined up to mark a special weekend.Boyle added, “We are really fortunate to have so many really talented students at Deele College and it is only right that they get to showcase their talents as part of the anniversary celebrations.“The Thursday night show will kick off what we hope will be three memorable days for the school.Plans for the Friday are centred around ensuring the current student body is an integral part of the celebrations, before things once again open to the wider public on Saturday 14th March when a whole host of activities have been penciled in. “The Saturday is a day of celebration at the school and we are hoping that as many former students as possible and indeed members of the wider public will come along to join in the fun.Among the events being planned that day include a family fun walk and run, a fun family open day at the school, an anniversary publication, a school legends football match and all ending with the dance on the Saturday night where it is hoped many former school pals and their teachers will get a chance to catch up and reminisce.Boyle concluded, “It will be a special day, we’re hoping to have as many people as possible come along to visit the school, look at the displays and old photographs and really take a walk down memory lane during the family fun day when we will have activities for children, before the celebrations come to a close at the dance.“We have had a great response from students, staff and former students and staff to the celebrations so far and we want this weekend to be a huge reunion but also a celebration of the school’s 50 years in the community.Tickets for the dance and show are now on sale and people can also keep up to date on the events on the Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/DeeleCollege50,” PICTURE SPECIAL – EXCITEMENT BUILDING AHEAD OF DEELE COLLEGE 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS was last modified: February 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:FeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more

HEALTH: FREE SEMINAR ON ALLEVIATING JOINT PAIN TO BE HELD NEXT WEEK AT THE CLANREE HOTEL

first_imgHEALTH: A team of medical experts are hosting a FREE seminar aimed at informing the public of various NEW techniques and practices at alleviating joint pain. The seminar is targeting members of the public who suffer from chronic Arthritis, Shoulder, Hip, or Knee problems.The guest speakers will relay the information at a FREE seminar which will be held on Tuesday 6th October at 7.30pm at the award-winning Clanree Hotel. Orthopaedic surgeons Mr Daniel Acton and Mr Neville Thompson will give presentations on the new methods, techniques and innovative treatments now available.A huge crowd is expected to attend this FREE public seminar, and organisers are advising those interested to book their place NOW.To confirm your place NOW – please email  StaceyLynch@nwih.co.uk or CALL Stacey on 048 77723510.For  more information Website: www.nwih.co.ukFacebook: www.facebook.com/nwihballykellyHEALTH: FREE SEMINAR ON ALLEVIATING JOINT PAIN TO BE HELD NEXT WEEK AT THE CLANREE HOTEL was last modified: September 30th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Featuresnewslast_img read more

Myth Busters: Flubs in Evolutionary Anthropology

first_img(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Evolutionary psychologists and anthropologists have trouble explaining living humans, let alone past ones.Can’t tell a tough guy by his face:  Are the stereotypical wide-faced tough guys predictably mean?  Science Daily said not so; they actually might be more self-sacrificing.  “Existing research even supports this association, linking wider, more masculine faces with several less-than-cuddly characteristics, including perceived lack of warmth, dishonesty, and lack of cooperation,” the article began.  “But a new study suggests that men with these wide, masculine faces aren’t always the aggressive tough guys they appear to be.”  This implies that a new study overturned “existing research” that was considered by some to be authoritative at the time.  Although psychologists at University of St. Andrews believe their own predictions were confirmed, and they were able to place their results into an evolutionary story, it’s hard to believe that genes for face width have anything to do with genes for aggression, or that games played by students can be generalized to describe men around the world.Hold that politically-correct report:  “New Studies challenge established views development of children raised by gay or lesbian parents,” announced a headline on Science Daily and PhysOrg.  A researcher at St. Louis University was very cautious to say, in these politically-charged times, that “Not a single study has found children of lesbian or gay parents to be disadvantaged in any significant respect relative to children of heterosexual parents.”  That disclaimer done, though, he proceeded to discount the science on which previous politically-correct findings have been made, such as by the American Psychological Association (APA).  “The jury is still out on whether being raised by same-sex parents disadvantages children”, Dr. Loren Marks said. “However, the available data on which the APA draws its conclusions, derived primarily from small convenience samples, are insufficient to support a strong generalized claim either way.”  Prior work was slipshod, he felt:Of the 59 studies referenced in the APA brief, more than three-quarters were based on small, non-representative, non-random samples that did not include any minority individuals or families; nearly half lacked a heterosexual comparison group; and few examined outcomes that extend beyond childhood such as intergenerational poverty, educational attainment, and criminality, which are a key focus of studies on children of divorce, remarriage, and cohabitation. In other words, “A lack of high quality data leaves the most significant questions unaddressed and unanswered,” concludes Marks.Further reading shows that Marks did discover significant disadvantages for children raised by gay couples, and confirms the advantages to children of growing up in a traditional, stable, nuclear family:According to his findings, children of mothers who have had same-sex relationships were significantly different as young adults on 25 of the 40 (63%) outcome measures, compared with those who spent their entire childhood with both their married, biological parents. For example, they reported significantly lower levels of income, more receipt of public welfare, lower levels of employment, poorer mental and physical health, poorer relationship quality with current partner, and higher levels of smoking and criminality.“This study, based on a rare large probability sample, reveals far greater diversity in the experience of lesbian motherhood (and to a lesser extent, gay fatherhood) than has been previously acknowledged or understood,” explains Regnerus. “The most significant story in this study is arguably that children appear most apt to succeed well as adults when they spend their entire childhood with their married mother and father, and especially when the parents remain married to the present day.”Control thyself:  “This is your brain on no self control” announced a headline on Science Daily.  Brain scans seem to show “self-control is a finite commodity that is depleted by use. Once the pool has dried up, we’re less likely to keep our cool the next time we’re faced with a situation that requires self-control.”  That’s a new theory by William Hedgcock (U of Iowa) that contradicts previous views that self-control is like muscle that gets stronger with use.  It’s not clear, though, that his MRI scans of selected subjects given self-control games to play can be generalized to the population at large.  It might have taxed subjects’ self-control to continue taking part in the experiment with all the noise of the scanner going on.  Besides, it would seem presumptuous to associate MRI maps of a person’s dorsolateral prefrontal cortex with a moral quality like self-control; which causes which?Confusing cause and effect:  A story on Science Daily purports to show that religions”use” prohibitions against extramarital sex to guarantee paternity.  Buried within the article, though is an admission that a new NSF-funded study by Beverly Strassman (U of Michigan) “contradicts the prevailing view that traditional populations have high rates of cuckoldry.”  Her team generalized taboos about adultery found among the Dogon people of West Africa to all religions that preach against it, but did not explain why “biological pressures” in some unguided evolutionary process would care about paternity.  If any sexual union breeds fitness, why should any male care what happens after he moves on?  The team apparently did not consider that a universal non-biological entity, namely conscience, might give all religions and tribes “pressure” to stay faithful.  “In the United States,” Strassman found, “frequent church attendance and belief that the Bible is the word of God were the two most robust predictors of lower rates of self-reported extra-partner copulations.”  This fact appears to have struck secular materialists as surprising.  Strassman seemed especially fond of the scientific term cuckoldry, which, incidentally, is etymologically related to cuckoo.Incorrigible storytelling:  Given the questionable success by evolutionary anthropologists and psychologists to describe their living fellow humans, therefore, it would seem the height of presumption to propose why unseen ancestors would use marital faithfulness as an evolutionary strategy eons ago.  Yet that is exactly what Sergey Gavrilets proceeded to attempt in his PNAS paper, “Human origins and the transition from promiscuity to pair-bonding” (PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1200717109 May 29, 2012), in which he freely admitted at first, “How such a transition from promiscuity to pair-bonding could be achieved is puzzling.” Indeed, he showed that four current models of such a transition are “not feasible under biologically relevant conditions“; i.e., Darwinism cannot account for it.  Having trampled his predecessors’ models, he sallied forth:Then, I show that the transition can happen if one accounts for male heterogeneity, assortative pair formation, and evolution of female choice and faithfulness. This process is started when low-ranked males begin using an alternative strategy of female provisioning. At the end, except for the top-ranked individuals, males invest exclusively in provisioning females who have evolved very high fidelity to their mates. My results point to the crucial importance of female choice and emphasize the need for incorporating between-individual variation in theoretical and empirical studies of social dilemmas and behaviors.Yet his 4-part composite theory begs the question of how and why females had “evolved very high fidelity to their mates” or what “female choice” refers to in a mindless, biological process that would seem incapable of inventing an investment strategy without intelligent design.  Gavrilets’ new model leaves one wondering what his wife or partner might say upon approaching a mating episode with, “this is my investment strategy in female provisioning” – if she had any female choice in the matter.It gets so tiring to read the latest barf (i.e., technicolor yawn) emanating from the evolutionary psych and anthropology literature.  What do they know that will not be overturned by the next study?  How much is political correctness determining the procedure, let alone the outcome, of the findings?  Do they do any better than fortunetellers at a sideshow?  Why does anyone listen to these pukers, who with a mighty heave-ho try to throw their cookies farther than the last guy?  It’s clear these “studies” offer little more than predigested evolutionary ejecta as sacrifices to Charlie, knowing the media will pick it up and regurgitate it faithfully for special delivery to the feet of the Bearded Buddha.  Science Daily needs a new title when reporting disgorging evolutionary anthro-psycho stories: The Daily Heave: Evolutionists’ Retch-ed Attempts to Up Chuck.last_img read more

Second ‘Boks for Books’ library opens

first_imgThe South African Rugby Union‘s (Saru’s) “Boks for Books” literacy campaign opened its second library at Kwamanzini Primary School in Pinetown outside Durban on 24 October, following the first library launch at Gcobani Higher Primary School in Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape in August.Boks for Books, Saru’s first venture into corporate social investment, supplies fully stocked mobile or refurbished libraries to previously disadvantaged schools. Saru has teamed up with non-governmental organisation Blue Groove Africa on the campaign.South Africa public schools are desperately short of functional libraries. In 2011, the World Economic Forum ranked South Africa 140th out of 144 nations based on national educational assessments.IMPACT ‘BEYOND THE SCHOOL’Springbok eighthman Pierre Spies joins learners from Kwamanzini Primary School in their newly opened library, 24 October 2013 (Photo: SA Rugby)On Thursday, the first school to benefit in KwaZulu-Natal, the Kwamanzini Primary School, celebrated the opening of their mobile library, with Saru president Oregan Hoskins, Springbok eighthman Pierre Spies in attendance.Hoskins said he hoped the library would have a lasting impact not only on the schools but also in the surrounding community.“Literacy is essential for the acquiring of skills and knowledge, and those who can read are usually in a position to make a very meaningful contribution to the social, welfare and community affairs of their respective communities,” he said.‘A VITAL SKILL’Spies shared his reading experience with the excited learners and encouraged them to make use of the library.“Reading is a vital skill and I know that many learners unfortunately don’t have access to basic library facilities,” he said. “I am therefore very glad that Saru are assisting in the effort to make these facilities more accessible in some of the remote parts of the country.”Kwamanzini Primary School is situated in the KwaNdengezi District in Pinetown and serve pupils in eight grades. The school’s acting headmistress, Bongekile Mbatha said the library would also open its doors to the nearby Amanganga, Nkosenye, Bhongo, Botate and Umthende Primary Schools.“The library will improve reading skills and hopefully create life-long readers among the learners, who will no doubt become intellectually enriched,” she said.The next library handover, in partnership with South African rugby sponsor Absa Bank, will take place in Gauteng in November.South Africans can assist the Boks for Books campaign by purchasing the Springbok Literacy Bracelet, which is available at leading news agents across the country or directly from Blue Groove Africa (www.bluegrooveafrica.com).Source: SouthAfrica.info reporter and SA Rugbylast_img read more

Groundhog day gobblers

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Spring turkey season gets underway April 23 and I plan to do things different this year. Not because my former methods for taking toms haven’t been successful; on the contrary, I have been fortunate enough to fill a tag each April for the past several. I’m simply seeking a different experience, while hoping for a similar outcome.For the past several springs I have pitched a ground blind in pretty much the same spot, planted the same decoys and enjoyed similar success in the first couple days of the season. Purring in the pre-dawn and yelping as the morning progresses, I lead any gobblers within earshot to believe there may be a lonesome hen in the vicinity. Sooner or later — and lately it’s been the latter around mid-morning — a gobbler waddles over and starts strutting his stuff within range of a magnum shell out of a box of a dozen turkey loads I purchased a decade ago. I still have a brace of shells from that box, and my hope is that I can shake the Groundhog Day routine this season and force myself to push the envelope a bit and try a different tactic — if not a different woodlot — to put other turkey hunting skills to the test.I realize that’s easy to say as I write this in late March, before the gobbler hunting bug has bitten and the temptation of a chilly April morning spent inside a blind calls to me. But I think I have learned all there is about hunting then, there and that way, and I hope I have the gumption to get out and try something new to fool those gobblers later this month. I’ll let you know how that goes. Spring turkey hunting seasons openOhio’s spring turkey hunting seasons begin with the youth season April 21 and 22 statewide followed by the South Zone turkey hunting season opening April 23 through May 20 in 83 Ohio counties. That is followed by the Northeast Zone season from April 30 to May 27 in Ashtabula, Lake, Trumbull, Geauga and Cuyahoga counties. Hunting hours are one-half hour before sunrise through noon daily until May 6 in the South Zone and through May 13 in the Northeast Zone, after which hunting times are extended until sunset. Bearded birds only may be taken and turkeys must be checked in by 11:30 p.m. the day they are killed. Visit wildohio.com or refer to the Ohio Hunting & Trapping Regulations 2017-2018 booklet for more details on spring gobbler hunting in Ohio and the various check-in processes.last_img read more

Twenty Below and Off the Grid

first_imgIn a recent blog, Allison Bailes did a great job defining heat and explaining heat flow. It’s important to remember, though, that Allison Bailes lives in Atlanta. When the temperature drops to 6°F in Atlanta, the story makes national news. But when the temperature hits -20°F in Vermont, we just tell our kids to remember to wear a hat when they walk to school.I think it’s fair to say that residents of the Peach State don’t fully understand the value of heat. Now, if you live in northern Vermont, it’s vitally important to pay attention to heat flow. When the temperature drops to -20°F or -30°F, heat quickly flows from certain objects to the outdoor air, and the results can be inconvenient.If you live in a house that is connected to the electrical grid, the solutions to this undesired heat flow are fairly simple. All you have to do is buy a collection of inexpensive gadgets and plug them in. Once you’ve got heat tape for your plumbing pipes, a block heater for your truck, a battery charger, and a couple of hair dryers, you’re all set. (Well, more or less. Occasionally it’s also useful to have an arc welder and a small bulldozer. But that’s another story.)What if you live in an off-grid house? Well, then you have to learn a few tricks.Every incident described in the following dialogue actually happened. However, it’s possible that the events didn’t all happen on the same day; there may be some poetic license involved.Setting: The tiny lobby of the post office in Sheffield, Vermont, on a January day. Two customers are chatting.Martin: Hi, Bill. What’s up?Bill: It was 28 below at… This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

I Can Feel My Heart Beat (For The Very First Time)

first_imgReadWriteBody is an ongoing series where ReadWrite covers networked fitness and the quantified self.I had an epiphany the other day in the gym: I haven’t been pushing myself as much as I could.This wasn’t some nebulous feeling of guilt or self-doubt. My personal trainer and I were looking at a chart that proved it to us—a chart of my heart rate.Tell It To My HeartHeart-rate monitoring isn’t a new technology. Polar Electro, a Finnish company, pioneered the first wireless heart-rate monitor in 1977 for that nation’s cross-country skiing team. But recently, the technology has spread beyond athletes to the masses, spurred by the popularity of wrist-based fitness trackers.Indeed, it’s become a baseline feature for smartwatches: Why take up wrist real estate if you’re not taking advantage of that proximity to the body? (One critique of Samsung’s new Galaxy Gear is that it lacks a heart-rate monitor.)There are a number of different technological approaches to heart-rate monitoring. The EB Sync Burn tracker I’ve been using detects the heart’s electrical impulses—but only intermittently, so it can’t output a continuous graph of your heart rate. A chest strap, like one I’ve been testing from Pear Sports, can provide continuous monitoring, but you have to be pretty devoted to wear it. Newer monitors like smartwatches from Mio and Basis use optical detection to essentially watch your pulse—at the cost of a shorter battery life.It’s safe to assume that the technology behind heart-rate monitoring will get cheaper, less power-intensive and more available, which could mean that it’s far easier to listen to your heart. And though there are some apps that can use optical techniques to measure your heart rate with a smartphone’s camera, like Azumio’s Instant Heart Rate, we’ll likely need some kind of wearable device for continuous heart-rate monitoring.Testing Myself At IntervalsFor weeks, I’ve been using Pear’s chest strap and companion smartphone app to measure my heart rate, with the goal of spiking it through high-intensity interval training, or HIIT. The theory behind HIIT is that elevating your heart rate through brief, intense exertion will bring you more physiological benefits than exercise that maintains your heart rate at a steady state.What I discovered is that after years of trotting around San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill with Ramona the Love Terrier, it’s pretty hard to jack up my heart rate unless I’m tearing up the Filbert Steps or a similar incline. Here’s a typical morning run:My heart rate during a morning run with intervals, captured by Pear Sports.Even with Pear’s coaching tools, I’ve found it hard to maintain a pace that keeps my heart rate up between intervals. (It doesn’t help that I’m keeping pace with an 11-pound terrier—without my dog, I might be able to go faster, but the whole point of my morning runs is to give her some exercise, too.)Contrast that to my experience at my gym, Fit Life Training Studio, earlier this week. It was an unusual situation: We were shooting video for an upcoming ReadWriteBody column, the results of which I hope to share with you soon. So I was in front of a camera—a high-pressure situation to begin with—and my trainer had designed a fast-paced workout so we could demonstrate lots of different exercises.Instead of the usual three-minute rest periods I take between exercises, we used my heart-rate monitor as a guide, waiting only as long as it took to get my heart rate down from the 150s to about 110. The result was an exhausting but exhilarating workout that, according to the numbers, was far more vigorous than running straight up from San Francisco’s waterfront up to Coit Tower at the top of Telegraph Hill. Here’s the chart:Here’s my heart rate during a vigorous gym workout.The PrescriptionSo what’s the takeaway? I’m not going to stop running intervals, since they’re fun, and I think I can make progress by trying to keep my heart rate up more while running. But I think I can get more overall fitness benefit—both strength and cardiovascular improvement—by going all-out at the gym. While I always liked to think I was working hard with the weights, I never had rigorous proof. Until now.How can heart-rate monitoring help you? That’s a very individual question, but it’s a good one to explore with your doctor, or your personal trainer if you have one. The interesting thing about the new generation of fitness trackers we’re getting is that we have far more data available to inform those conversations.Oh, and by the way, if your heart rate goes off the charts? Don’t troubleshoot your gadgets. Use your smartphone and call 911. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts Tags:#Body#exercise#fitness#fitness apps#fitness trackers#heart rate monitors#physiology#quantified self center_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces owen thomaslast_img read more