You’ll want to check your pulse frequently, especially when starting a new exercise program. This way you can track your progress as you move up in your training routine and really see the benefits. The best way to check your pulse is to use your index and middle finger on the palm side of your wrist near the numb or on the neck where the jaw line begins. Check the diagrams below.
Count your heart beats for 15 seconds then multiply the total number by 4 to get your pulse rate for 60 seconds. Do this before and during an intense workout. Here is a great chart to refer to when it comes to checking your heart rate during a high intensity workout.