Thump-Thump. Thump . . . Thump. (Thump.)
Men's Health Singapore|September - October 2019
Thump-Thump. Thump . . . Thump. (Thump.)

Pro athletes and coaches are using new technology to optimize training according to signals from your heart. Michael easter investigates whether you should, too.

Jamie Millar

The human heart beats like a metronome, right? All evenly spaced thumps and regular rhythms? Wrong. When you’re at your healthiest, your heart is actually more like your six-Scotches-deep uncle whaling on the family drum set: The . . . ... beats . . . are spaced...... . . . . . . . . . ……… unevenly.

It’s only when your body is stressed— either for a short-term reason (like a bad night of sleep, a cold, or an insane deadline) or a long-term one (like you’re a smoker or have a chronically stressful job)—that the beats are more sober and steady. (We know: We were surprised, too.)


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September - October 2019