Total Heart Rate Training shows anyone participating in aerobic sports, from novice to expert, how to increase the effectiveness of his or her workout. It's like having a personal trainer guide the reader step-by-step during exercise. By following the author's carefully constructed program and utilizing a heart rate monitor, readers can coach themselves - knowing when to push harder and when to back off. This guide teaches readers how to use the latest tools, including training analysis software and new high-tech intensity measuring devices, for precise training that practically guarantees success while minimizing the chance of injury. The author also makes it easy to use new gizmos such as power meters and GPS units that allow readers to compare the body's input, as measured by heart rate, with output. Section for novices show how to use a heart rate monitor for the first time while chapters aimed at experienced athletes describe how to gain that extra competitive edge thanks to heart rate training.