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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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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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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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Heart rates and what they say about you?

A few years ago when training for a duathlon at school (swim, run) we had to train with heart rate monitors on to test what we could run at and how quickly we could drop it back down to a resting ...
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(How) Can I use pulse as a fitness measure?

According to wikipedia The pulse rate can be used to check overall heart health and fitness level. Generally lower is better ... Thus I could use my pulse, as a measurement of my fitness. However,...
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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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Redline heart rate running

Just started to use HRT monitor on runtastic. My max heart rate I think should be 179. I am 41 and my resting HR is 45. Just ran 15k this morning and according to the data I was in redline (defined as ...
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How to measure Recovery Heart Rate

First, How is recovery heart rate defined and measured? Second, What are good to poor values for comparison?
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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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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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How much does a resting pulse normally vary?

This question asked about using pulse as a measure of fitness. Resting pulse seems like a nice, simple way to do this. But I find that my resting pulse varies by a huge amount, from values as low as ...
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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 it safe for high heart rate for extended periods?

I've mountain biked up a mountain a few times with a heart rate of 80%+ for over 2 hours. No symptoms, just exhaustion at the end of the day after a morning ride. I'm interested to know if there are ...
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Heart rate monitor compatibility

I am shopping for a heart rate monitor that I can wear during exercise (I am ok with wearing a chest strap), and I'm very confused about compatibility of monitors with gym equipment (treadmills, ...
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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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Question About Max Heart Rate?

I have a question regarding max heart while exercising. I'm 28 years old, in relatively good shape, 6' 1" 230 lbs. According to the old formula my max heart rate would be 192, and the new formula 195. ...
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How reliable is this study for the relationship between heart rate and calories burned?

I am talking specifically about a paper called Prediction of energy expenditure from heart rate monitoring during submaximal exercise. It states that within the narrow range of 90-150 bpm, there is a ...
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Is my heart rate too high to run?

I recently joined a gym, with the sole purpose of getting fit. In my induction I had a checkup and had a resting heart-rate of 99. After a few months I'm down to 64, which is far more normal of course....
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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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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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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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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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Can you run at your maximum heart rate?

Is it possible to run at your maximum heart rate? I dont think a running maximum heart rate is the same as an absolute maximum heart rate, but I have no evidence for this. One answer to a ...
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Safe blood pressure for exercise

I'm 27. Normally work as a programmer. I've been tracking my blood pressure and heart rate and at rest, they're quite high (around 120/80 and 90+ bpm). I decided to go for a run today, combined with ...
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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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Different ways to calculate heartrate zones

My heartrate is 65 at rest and top heartrate i can get while biking is 191. My goal is to burn some extra fat so i try to get i the 60%/70% zone for optimal fat burning. Now i find there are 2 ways ...
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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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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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Fitness measurement based on pace and average heart rate

I would like an approach to use the data heart rate + pace from a run to give me a factor that will help me see my improvements on different runs. For example, if I have run at a pace of 5:30 with an ...
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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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Shortage of breath - is this a sign of overtraining [closed]

I know there are lots of QAs available on over training and shortage of breath, but I could not find specific answers to my doubts/problems. I know few things cant be decided over a forum and I may ...
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How can you determine each running heart rate zone using data from your runs or from specifically designed workouts?

What workouts can you do to determine each threshold between your heart rate zones? For example a lactate threshold pace can be determined by running as fast as possible for 30 minutes at a even pace....
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Plan for 120 km bicycle race

I have a 120 km bicycle race coming up this weekend, which is just outside of my comfort zone and I need a plan. When cycling with a team, I can keep 30 km/h for about 2:20 or so and do my fair share ...
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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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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 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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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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What controls heart rate while workout?

I am 31 year old with moderate fitness. I cycle 3 times a week about 40 mins average and my heart rate monitor data shows I average more than many other people on strava. I know beats per minute may ...
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Should/How-do I reduce the time at threshold HRM

Background: I'm reasonably fit, I run and cycle fairly regularly (at least 10k run total a week and 40k cycle) as well as some weightlifting (3x a week, currently running GSLP). My running schedule ...
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How can I effectively decrease my heart rate (during and after exercise)?

I often have a very high heart rate when doing cardiovascular exercise even if I try to keep low intensity when doing it. I mostly run or swim and I would like to be able to keep a lower heart rate ...
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Meditation (Relaxation or breathing exercises) after exercise - Is it a good practice?

Is it a good practice to meditate or do some breathing exercises (like Pranayam, Analom-Vilom) soon after daily gym exercise? It felt to me that during our gym exercises the heartbeat rate increases ...
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Do fitter people have higher heart rates while exercising

I know that fitter people have lower resting heart rates but what about while they are exercising? My guess is that because it is 'better' the heart can now achieve more beats per minute and so the ...
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Heart rate in crossfit and running

I am confused about my heart rate and the sensation I have when exercising. I have been exercising for one year and 4 months, I am 27 seven years old. I have been doing mainly cardio, but three ...
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Effect of exercise on overall heart rate

I recently learned about Kleiber's law describing how metabolic rate is related to an animal's mass. One way this law gets (over)simplified is by saying that all animals have the same number of ...
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What is the optimal heart rate in the rest phase of high intensity interval training?

I am doing HIIT running. I push myself to 85-90% of my maximum heart rate in the high intensity interval. In the rest phase, my heart rate usually stays high for a while, then quickly drops. I jog ...
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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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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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What is my target training heart-rate?

What is my target training heart-rate? I'm 32 M 184 lbs. My Resting HR is 76. My Maximum HR is 156.
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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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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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