I understand using heart rate as a measure of how hard you train is difficult with HIIT (Compared to steady cardio). So I am looking for programs in direction of HIIT/HIT where I can use it.
The purpose is:
- To use work done combined with heart rate as a measure of fitness, so that I can make sure fitness level increases at a steady, moderate and significant rate.
- (Less important) To have some measure of intensity, or "how hard" single sessions are, and overall training load over time.
I imagine this can be sessions (Perhaps only one) of a few minutes at a high steady intensity or perhaps a fixed interval program on a elliptical machine or similar.
I am probably not in very good shape, so I should be able to progress with moderate intensity.
Suggestions for better terms are welcome