FinishLine » Polar http://blog.finishline.com Finish Line's Blog Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:06:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Monitor Your Heart http://blog.finishline.com/2013/04/23/monitor-your-heart/ http://blog.finishline.com/2013/04/23/monitor-your-heart/#comments Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:00:10 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=9130 As heart awareness continues to build steam, it’s almost essential to have a heart rate monitor at your disposal when working out, not only to make sure you’re clicking on all cylinders, but also to track your workouts and guarantee that you’re getting the most out of them. So, for the best results, let’s check one of, if not, the best one out on the market.

When it comes to heart rate monitors, the Polar brand is virtually unbeaten. Whether you’re a runner, cyclist, swimmer, or all three rolled into one as a triathlete, the RCX5 G5 model is completely and fully equipped to meet and exceed your demands and expectations. 

It’s got built-in sport profiles for the all-around athlete dabbling in multiples forms of exercise, with the ability to switch on demand for accurate reports. Set your ‘zone’ and it will notify you when you’re revving or if it catches you slipping. Got a running goal you want to beat? Set your pace to cross the finish line on time. 

Just like a watch that this also doubles as, there’s no need to charge it, and once a fresh battery is in there, it’ll stay ready when you are for up to a year. 

If you’re an everyday athlete or are looking to become one, it’s essential to stay on top of your workout intensity, and there’s no better way to do that than by getting a high-quality and dependable heart rate monitor. So, check this one out and more at FinishLine.com.

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Last Minute Gifts for Him/Her http://blog.finishline.com/2012/12/20/last-minute-gifts-for-himher/ http://blog.finishline.com/2012/12/20/last-minute-gifts-for-himher/#comments Thu, 20 Dec 2012 17:00:12 +0000 http://23.21.55.112/?p=587 When in search of last minute gifts for the holiday season, there’s no harm in considering a gender-neutral item. As long as you put a smile on their face they will never suspect a thing. Finish Line features a wide variety of items that can certainly live up to that measure.

Examples include a watch for him or her to keep up with time, heart rate or even personal fitness goals. From brands like Casio to Polar, we have you covered.

Does he or she already keep time pretty well? Then, sunglasses may be a good gift to win them over after you permanently borrowed their last pair.

Any workout would not be complete without a bag to carry your necessities. So why not try a gym sack or duffle bag? Simple and useful, sounds like a winner to anyone on the go.

If all the above doesn’t meet your gift needs then a ball cap from New Era may provide the kick you need. An official NFL, NBA, or NHL cap is a quick personal gift to prove you actually pay attention as they cheer on their favorite team.

Good luck and happy holidays!

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What’s in your bag? Hana Nelson, Freshman at Howard University http://blog.finishline.com/2012/11/07/whats-in-your-bag-hana-nelson-freshman-at-howard-university/ http://blog.finishline.com/2012/11/07/whats-in-your-bag-hana-nelson-freshman-at-howard-university/#comments Wed, 07 Nov 2012 18:00:09 +0000 http://23.21.55.112/?p=604 First and foremost I do not go anywhere without my iPhone, I have to stay connected with the world. Chances are if you see me around campus I’m usually listening to music on my phone while texting.   Because my iPhone is so important to me, I never leave home without my MyCharge system.  I always like to know that I won’t be out of touch and with this in my bag I can be confident that I will always stay connected.

Along with my iPhone I have a head band, hair ties, sunscreen and my Polar FT7 Heart Rate Monitor in my bag.  I like to squeeze a workout in between classes and with my heart rate monitor I can keep track of progress.

Car keys and wallet are another must. I tend to forget my sunglasses a lot, but today I have them, and makeup kit gets tossed in here regularly. Lastly, I always keep a snack and my water bottle.  Staying fueled and hydrated helps me function throughout the day.

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Fall’s Best Training Gear Picks http://blog.finishline.com/2012/10/23/falls-best-training-gear-picks/ http://blog.finishline.com/2012/10/23/falls-best-training-gear-picks/#comments Tue, 23 Oct 2012 20:25:10 +0000 http://23.21.55.112/?p=515 Training has its own set of rules. It usually involves performing well and looking good while doing so. Either way, to perform well you need the right tools and Finish Line brings a few items for you to add to the toolbox.

Compression shorts are a must for heavy training, but Nike has you covered. The Nike Pro Combat Hypercool 2.0 skin tight, comfortable, and supportive these shorts provide you with the stability you need under your workout clothing.

The Jordan Dri-FIT Dominate offers all you need in a training shirt, this shirt will keep you cool and dry while you make the most of your workout.

In need of a pair shorts to add to the routine? Then a sure go has to be Nike’s Fly Distraction, composed of Dri-FIT material, these training shorts are comfortable and cool along with its built in pockets adding versatility to your workout.

Under Armour shows you how to workout in the coldest of weather with its popular, ColdGear Fitted Mock, built for the ultimate weather conditions, this Mock will give you warmth and flexibility while you train.

If the fitted mock doesn’t complete you and you are in need of another layer, Nike introduces us to the Nike K.O. Full-Zip Fracture Emboss, this hoodie will surely complete your wardrobe for the day offering Therma-FIT fabric to lock in heat and Dri-FIT fabric to wick away sweat.

Lastly, for those dismal conditions or basic monitoring of your training, the Polar FT7, a heart rate monitoring watch infuses you with all the knowledge you need to know while you train to be a champion.

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