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Correlation of %VO2max and heart rate

In training theory, effort is often quantified as %VO2max, whereas another (perhaps more old-school?) measure is %maxHR. These two metrics aren't easily convertible. This is because an effort level of ...
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How do I get a correct Running Threshold Power with Garmin

I normal run based on my heart rate or feeling. With my new Watch(Garmin Forerunner 955) I got access to training based on power. But my Running Threshold Power seems wrong(to high) or at least barely ...
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Why does my pace improve during a low heart rate (HRR zone 2) 10k?

Note: This doesn't seem to be a warm-up issue, see the updates at the bottom. I've recently incorporated 80:20 training into my routine and try to keep within heart rate (reserve) zone 2 for a lot of ...
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My heart beat really goes up during jogging, but I don't feel it

I had a very inactive lifestyle and have never been involved in any activity that keeps me in an active zone. But in recent years, I have been following a routine where I start to follow a strict diet,...
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Which Heart Rate Zone Formula for People with a Low Resting Heart Rate?

The fundamental problem I have is that I seem to be incapable of running in zone 2 according to my (Garmin) watch. My maximum (observed) heart rate (MHR) is 175 bpm, and Garmin appears to be just ...
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What causes heart rate to spike upon *decreasing* running pace? [duplicate]

It seems opposite to what one would intuitively expect… one would think that when cardio activity demands increase then that is when the heart rate would follow but it seems inverse to that: only when ...
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What biometric parameter corresponds to subjectively perceived heart rate?

Sometimes I work up a pant and feel my heart pounding and racing and if you would ask me to guess my heart rate I might guess that it was over 90% of my personal max. But I look at my heart rate ...
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Are my easy runs “too easy” (Heart Rate Zones)

Are my easy runs “too easy”? (Heart Rate Zones) My wife bought me an Apple Watch earlier this week, and I’ve been experimenting with using the heart rate zones it measures during my runs. The majority ...
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Is there any benefit in trying to lower your heart rate when resting between exercises?

I have heard some advice to try to lower my heart when resting between exercises. This is typically accomplished by deliberate techniques such as deep, slow breathing, breathing through the nose ...
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Is there a term for the capacity of the heart to return to resting?

I have been doing some interval training and it made me think about how fast my heart rate can drop off from 160ish to "resting." It seems like fitter people would recover to resting faster, ...
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Is HR zone 2 usually that high?

I have been running for nearly two years and this year (beginning 2022) started to do it more regularly, like 4-5 times per week. Distance on average per week aroung 50km. By mid-year I go a HR strap ...
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Temporary drop in heart rate 2 minutes into a run, every run

I've been tracking my heart rate while running and have noticed that, every single run, my heart beat has a small, but noticeable, drop between 1:50 and 2:10 minutes into the run (after stretching and ...
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Am I exercising too hard?

So I’m currently 187cm, 99 kgs, 30y/o. I have two goals, firstly, to lose weight (so that I can start running again) and once I’ve lost weight, to then start improving my performance. I’m currently ...
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How do I determine Zone 2 HR and Wattage without Lactate tests?

What does the HR curve look like if wattage is too high? Also, how does HR/ideal Wattage vary from day to day and with different bikes (Assuming bikes of course)? Would HR be the same with other forms ...
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Fitness tracker band shows inaccurate heart rate on hills?

This is going to sound strange, but I swear it is what I am observing. I just got a fitness tracker band (an Honor 5, in case that is relevant) and I have found it extremely useful for learning when I'...
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Can you improve and lower your active heartrate during exercise

Are you able to improve your heartrate at an active state? I know athletes have a lower resting heart rate, but I am interested in my heart rate not spiking so high when I weightlift. I noticed my ...
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Is there a standard indicator for heart rate vs. running speed?

It is common knowledge that the better shape a person is in - the lower their heart rate is at rest, and, I think, the lower their heart rate is for a given speed when running. I would like to know: ...
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Low heart rate with intense workout

I have a Garmin Fenix 5s to track my heart rate, which typically is pretty accurate. When I go on runs my heart rate is ~170, however when I go on intense hikes i.e. 2000 ft of gain in 1.5 miles, it ...
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Chest heart rate straps don’t work for me any more

I’ve used heart rate straps for over a decade in conjunction with various Garmin Forerunners. But for the last year or so they just haven’t worked for me. First thing that happened was I lost my Wahoo ...
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Can heart rate comparison over time estimate heart muscle growth?

As far as I know, the intensive cardio workouts over a long period of time cause heart growth. The heart muscle is bigger and can pump more blood with one heart beat, allowing the same effort with ...
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Why does my heart rate become much more elevated only AFTER a hard effort?

I've noticed a recurring pattern when I do sustained hard runs in which my heart rate increases in an expected, gradual way during a hard bout (e.g., running uphill for an hour or doing a 30-min set ...
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Firstbeat Energy Expenditure Algorithm

I am looking for an implementation (or a document that describes the actual algorithm) for the energy expenditure/VO2/EPOC calculation from the heart rate variability. A few white papers about ...
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Sudden improvement in running heart rate - is this possible or what happened?

Background: I have been jogging/running for the last 6 years, on and off, about 1 - 10 times a month. My typical speed allows me 10-minute miles, sometimes only 11-minute miles; my BMI is 30-ε, age 56....
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Apple Watch VO2 Max is Very Low

Does anyone else have an Apple Watch and/or iPhone that is reporting a very low VO2 max? I've never had mine tested and I haven't been running much lately, but a year or two ago I used to run 8 miles ...
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Heart rate zones in people with blood disorders

I have a type of anaemia, called thalassemia, a not too uncommon blood disorder which reduces the oxygen carrying capacity of the red blood cells. Therefore, when I exercise I have slightly elevated ...
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Maximum Heart Rate

I am 46 years old, and a keen cyclist. I ride perhaps 3 times per week, training for a couple of sportives a year. I just did the Birmingham 100-mile, during which my average heart rate was 162 beats ...
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What exactly do fitness guides mean when they give a relative V̇O₂max?

Take the following quote from Jack Daniels – Daniels' Running Formula (2014) as an example: [...] E running is typically performed at about 59 to 74 percent of V̇O₂max [...] Here, the author seems ...
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Beginner runner/jogger heart rate question [closed]

I am an it guy 220 lbs 6ft1 35 years old. With chest strap measurement my maximum heart rate is around 192 bpm. (Did warmup and 3 minutes thread mill intervals to measure) For a long period of time, ...
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High heart rate but not winded

I'm 31 and in decent shape, but I also have pretty bad exercise asthma. Normally, when I work out, especially running and other cardio stuff, my breath-fitness tops out when I'm getting around 170-...
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Running, high HR, VO2max decreases overtime

Man, 31 years old. I started running five months ago. Because I often finish of my work late and having children, I often run only once on weekend except for last summer vacation while I run about 3 ...
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Is maximum heart rate one of the main reasons for VO2 max trainability?

For improving VO2 max, it's recommended that our heart rate is above 90% of its maximum during our hard workouts. If we run too slow on our fast days or run too fast on our easy days, we could plateau ...
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How can control my heart rate during running?

I got this new program, that tells me to keep my heart rate in a specific zone. For example, i should have kept my maximum heart rate at 135 bpm, for about forty five minutes. But i couldn't even ...
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Heart rate not going up with intensity, but only on some days

I am doing intervals at 90% max. heart rate 2x per week (trying to replicate this study [PDF]) However, on some days the heart rate does not go up with intensity. I always run up the same hill - on ...
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Healthy Resting Heart Rate

I've read that a normal resting heart rate is anywhere from 60-100 BPM, which is a huge, unhelpful range. The charts I've seen seem to contradict this normal range, where they say that a RHR in the ...
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Exercises whilst recovering from Achilles Tendonitis - how to get heartrate up to 80% for 30 minutes

I am recovering from Achilles tendonitis. I need to get my heart rate up to 80% of the max, for 30 minutes in one session . On a treadmill, I get to this goal very easily, but I need to find ...
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Max heart rate: is it bad to train in Zone 5 for 30 mins?

I recently got a heart rate monitor and have been trying to beat my time each week on the exercise bike. I'd say I'm in pretty good shape. During the 30 mins workout I am in zone 5, with an average ...
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In polarized training, what are the disadvantages of substituting the easy training with the 180 minus age heart rate?

Polarized training involves high volumes of zone 1 and zone 2 intensities when doing the easy workouts. For the hard workouts, it involves HIIT, so the ratio is about 80/20. Basically, it means ...
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Disadvantages of running without Heart Rate Monitor

What, if any, are the actual disadvantages of running without a HR monitor (optical, chest strap, whatever) to check on my heart rate? Is it not viable to simply run by the "feeling"? If I feel my ...
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What is a effect of using green tea with workout?

I am using green tea while workout. I want to know how does it effect for body and health? As I know drink green tea loose weight.Does it makes heart rate high?
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Box equipment while travelling

Working the heavy bag at the gym I burn a lot of calories. However, when travelling, which is a considerable part of my life, I won't be able to bring one with me due to A) Weight B) opportunity to ...
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When is the "220 - age" formula valid to check the HR max?

Going through an answer to Clear cut explaination of threshold training I found a useful answer, where this was stated: Now, since you had a doctor do your HR zones, you may actually have a decent ...
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When measuring heart-rate recovery, what should I compare?

I have been recently diagnosed with asthma. I have always had a hard time to get fit so I try to figure out if regular training has impact on my fitness. I have been running intervals for the last ...
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Strategy for Max Heart Rate Hit when Running

I am a 51 year old non-competitive guy trying to run triathlons to stay healthy. The formulas say my max heart rate should be around 170, and despite the myths, I think that number is good for me. ...
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Why do elite cyclists seem to have higher VO2 max tham elite marathon runners?

For example, Chris Froome's VO2 max was 84.6. Some were at least 90! http://blog.trainerroad.com/how-vo2-max-work-makes-you-fast-the-science-behind-it-all/ While marathon runners seem to fall between ...
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Is keeping my HR greater than 185 for 15 min safe?

Two days ago, I tried a 20-minute tabata workout and my apple watch (worn around my arm not wrist for increased accuracy) said that for 15 min my hr was 185-194 and it stayed above 120 for over 30 ...
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HIIT / HIT training with Heart Rate Monitor

I understand using heart rate as a measure of how hard you train is difficult with HIIT (Compared to steady cardio). So I am looking for programs in direction of HIIT/HIT where I can use it. The ...
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Can't get my heart rate above 90bpm

I'm 21 years old, resting heart rate about 55bpm, I'm 6'3 and 190lbs. I never used to pay too much attention to my heart rate, but I recently got a heart rate monitor, and even during intense exercise,...
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Why does my max heart rate not go above 140 bpm?

24 years old. Resting heart rate is 63 bpm. I weight 150 lbs, 5'3 feet. I have asthma but I take inhalers before I exercise. With or without my inhalers my max heart rate does not go above 140/141 ...
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Heart rate monitor on a smartwatch [closed]

Does a smartwatch take into account heart rate when it computes calories burned? I know there are a number of personal factors (Age, weight etc) that go into the equation, and of course your ...
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What EXACTLY do I do to get my resting heart rate down to below 40? [closed]

I tried sprinting for a month and it didn't budge. Now I'm doing long-distance running, but I absolutely hate it. I just want to get my heart rate down to an athletic level as quickly as possible so I ...