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Questions tagged [heart-rate]

Questions about training and pacing based on tracking heart rate or questions about the methods and technology used to track heart rate.

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Why don't professional cyclists use the Maffetone method? [closed]

By training close to the MAF heart rate but still below it, you need less training time to get the same TSS compared to zone 1. For example, doubling the power output means you need one fourth the ...
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What target heart rate or power do people use when commuting by bike [closed]

Biking to work is good exercise. It can make it easier to meet our exercise needs. When commuting by bike, what heart rate or power zones do people usually use? What's a recommended target? Should we ...
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Road bike raises my heart rate more tahn my MTB?

I own a HRM that I use during most of my rides and I noticed that I manage to push myself to the limit when I ride my road bike but not with my MTB. My max HR is always higher with my road bike, my ...
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heart rate monitor / arrythmia [closed]

How do people with arrythmia manage the problem that most bycicle heart rate monitor devices cannot measure accurately their heart rate?
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Learning to listen to my body and stop over-exercise

I have the tendency to push myself too much, resulting in exhaustion and 4+ days of required rest and more than a week before I can train normally again. Two weeks ago, I went on a 35 mile ride which ...
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Estimating trainer 'effort above the flat' by heart rate + cadence

A question popped into my head after yesterday's trainer ride. First, a long-winded preamble. As I pointed out in this question, I usually set the trainer up so that a 5l cask of wine just moves ...
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Should Max Heart Rate be sport dependant in cycling?

Since it is not possible (a lot harder) to achieve the same Maximal Heart Rate when cycling than with a different sport such as running, to what Maximal Heart Rate do we calibrate our training zones ...
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What use does a Heart Rate Monitor have if you have a Powermeter?

When should you be riding by HR instead of Power and what can you learn from a HRM when you're riding by Power?
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Railroad Power lines interfering with Heart rate Monitor

I have two heart rate monitor chest straps from Sigma and one from Garmin. Everytime I pass close by a trainline the numbers on my HR-Display go bananas. I'm about to go insane because of this, is ...
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Advice for resuming riding after illness?

Just got a rude reminder a few weeks ago that I'm middle-aged (let's call it a cardiovascular accident), and I'll probably be a while recovering fitness. I've signed up for a rehab program at the ...
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Recommendation for tracking device [closed]

I plan to buy a tracking watch/device and I'm looking for recommendations. Two key features that I can think of are heart rate monitor gps tracking I think that Polar M400 provides these features, ...
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Heart rate monitors for Cycling

I am an absolute novice around heart rate monitoring and its implications, just trying to validate/argument my knowledge through a discussion here. I do 30 kms a day commute and upto a 100 km a day ...
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Pacing for 90km time trial with heart rate monitor

I'm participating in my first race by doing the 90km bike part of a half-iron man relay - I'm hoping to complete within 3 hours. I would like to know how I should pace myself with a heart rate ...
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Windows Phone as a Bike Computer - What is the current State of the Art?

I have a Windows Lumia 532 phone. I currently use the Cycle Tracks GPS app to track and record trips and then upload to Ride With GPS and/or Strava. There is not a native Strava app. I've recently ...
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Swain Power-HR relation

I am trying to understand how to use Swain HR to Power equation in my case. Here is a calculator where one can vary the inputs and see the various outputs based based on the equation: http://www....
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Can you identify this Cateye HR Sensor E product model?

I must've bought this like 4-5 years ago. My fat ass never got around to using it. I've since lost the Cateye watch I bought with it. Can anyone identify the model? Do you know if it has a ANT+ ...
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What features make a good fitness tracker for cyclists?

What features are needed, and what ones are desirable on a fitness tracker for a cyclist? I am looking for one that will support jogging, walking and other exercise, but cycling is essential. There ...
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How important is a heart-rate monitor?

How important is a Heart Rate Monitor when cycling for weight loss? I have an old Everlast HRM watch, but it cannot display the average HR after a workout. I am using RunKeeper to track my rides and ...
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Multiple Bluetooth Smart sensors for bike?

I just bought a Sports Tracker Smart heart rate monitor that communicates via Bluetooth. Then I saw the cadence sensor that also measures speed and distance plus it communicates with Bluetooth Smart. ...
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Compatible heart rate sensors for CC-RD420DW

I purchased a bike computer about a couple of months back; which is a Cateye CC-RD420DW. Now this computer is supposed to provide a cadence and a heart rate monitoring, but the heart rate sensor is ...
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Exertion time vs heart rate or %LT(Lactate Threshold)?

Are there any tables out there that show how long a person can exert themselves at a given heart rate or %LT (assuming adequate fueling)? events lasting up to(LT = 185): 3 hours: 170+ 4 hours: ...
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What can I do to help me sustain frequent long-ish rides?

After nearly a year of commuting by bicycle to and from work 2-3 days per week, I have recently started cycling to work every day, 5 days a week, rain or shine. My commute is about 11-15 miles each ...
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Effective use of heart rate monitor

I have a Garmin Edge 500 with hear rate monitor, which I use while riding. Now I have all this hear rate data which I don't know how to apply. Can anyone point out how I should use this data for ...
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Garmin Heart Rate Monitor Not Reporting Accurate HR Anymore

With my first Garmin Edge 305, I got the cadence and heart rate accessories. Cadence is still humming along, but the heart rate monitor has been not accurately reporting heart rate over the past ...
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How to significantly lower HR[avg] while improving performance output

On my Saturday's ascent race I was riding 181bpm HRAVG and saved some power for the last km where my HR peaked at 190 (which is my highest ever recorded HR at my 37 years or age). I felt rather normal ...
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Recommended inexpensive heart-rate monitors?

Since I last used a heart rate monitor (about eight years ago), wrist-watch only monitors seem to have increased in popularity (based on the offerings at Amazon) update apparently these watches come ...
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How do you calculate aerobic and anaerobic heart rates?

What are some of the methods to determine my aerobic/anaerobic heart rate threshold.
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How should I measure my 60 second resting heart rate?

My heart rate monitor has a feature that measures my drop in heart rate over a 60 second resting period. It is suppose to just be a measure of heart fitness (the faster the drop the better your heart)...
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What is the best way to calculate my maximum heart rate?

I know that there are a number of calculations (220 - age etc.) for calculating max HR - are there any better formulas or empirical ways of calculating?