HR zone calculation

presta

Über Member
So HR max of 180 and resting rate of 60, the first method puts my 75% HR at 135, the second method at 150.
What you're forgetting is that the recommended percentage associated with any given training zone is different if you use the Karvonen method.
 

Bill Gates

Guru
Location
West Sussex
At the end of the day your performance is dependent on how you feel. So why not train that way. This link is all about RPE

https://tailwind-coaching.com/2017/11/09/importance-of-rpe-cycling-training/
 
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Twilkes

Twilkes

Veteran
At the end of the day your performance is dependent on how you feel. So why not train that way. This link is all about RPE

https://tailwind-coaching.com/2017/11/09/importance-of-rpe-cycling-training/
I think this is where I got to - it was interesting taking an HR monitor out a few times, so I can see and quantify what's going on, but it did pretty much match my perceived effort. It's useful to have a number to tell me to ease off a bit though, I tend to go near the top of zone 3 while I've got the energy to do so. :smile:
 
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BigMeatball

Well-Known Member
I suggest you find a flatish circuit where you're able to ride without undue hold ups. Ride as hard as you're able for 20 minutes and use your average HR in the following British Cycling calculator... https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/article/20120925-Power-Calculator-0
Yes, it does Heart rate as well as Power.
my triathlon coach made me do something similar: cycling for 30 minutes as hard as possible and he then calculated the zones on the basis of the last 20 minutes
 

Wobbling

Regular
As a rule of thumb on a turbo or if you don’t have one a gym bike do a 20 min warm up then go as hard as you can for 5 mins in the end of which you should hit near your max.
On waking up before you do anything take your pulse rate twice over a 30 second period obviously double to give minimimum.(this is useful to take monthly if it goes up a lot you are overtraining)
Given your max and min you can calculate your threshold (see google)
This is where your body begins producing lactic acid .
All off the training routines on the nett are designed to take increase your lactate threshold and therefore speed and distance.
None of this is exact but we ain’t Olympians just trying to improve its better than not trying at all cos it ain’t perfect
 
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