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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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Zone 2 on stationary bike

I am currently doing my zone 2 training on a treadmill. To know how to titrate my running speed, I did a VO2Max test a professional sports center. The upshot was that to get into zone 2 on a treadmill ...
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HIIT Zone 5 without Cycling, Sprinting, Swimming

The original HIIT research papers studied the benefits of HIIT, but only when the participants were achieving Zone 5 (90-95 % of Max HR) Are there exercises that lends well with the HIIT 20 seconds ...
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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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Why can I run at 90-95%HRmax but not bike at more than 80-85%HRmax?

Is your HRmax when biking different then for running, or can you train to raise the HR you can achieve when biking to comparable levels? I think your absolute HRmax - the point when you faint - is ...
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Relationship between body fat percentage and heart rate / perspiration during aerobic exercise

I’m at 25% body fat and weight 87.5 KG. I use the cross trainer for 2-1 splits. My heart rate is 194-196 at resistance 10 recovering down to 186 at resistance 3. I can keep this routine up for 60-90 ...
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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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Should marathon races be done at an even pace throughout or at a constant effort?

Even paces for marathons seem to be the norm, but seem to require very intense efforts near the finish. For example Greg McMillan recommends a fast finish long run to be done with an additional ...
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Max HR lower than others, what does it mean?

I am 41 and do a lot of cycling. I have not been physical fit all my life but I have really gotten into biking over the last year, I get out most days and somedays I have been out for 7 hours. This is ...
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Is there a free heart rate monitor for iPhone 5 that will notify me if I exceed a specific heart rate?

I'm not usually able to look at my phone when I'm working out so I was wondering if there is a heart rate monitor, or heart rate monitor and app combination, that will let me know if I exceed a heart ...
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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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Heart Rate for a Half Marathon

I've just completed the Newport Half Marathon and had an pretty steady heart rate of 88% of my max. My details are here. Is this good? Generally speaking, what should the heart rate be for a half ...
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What should I be looking for in a heart rate monitor?

What are the most important points I should look for in a heart rate monitor? I am looking at only using it when I work out (so not a fitbit, etc for sleep). I want a hrm and not just a glorified ...
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How does one reduce heart rate through physical fitness?

I watched an episode of "Fight Science" on National Geographic Channel which shows an elite soldier being able to sustain high combat performance in a low oxygen environment. This soldier is tested to ...
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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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Is this heart rate too high for a beginner runner?

I am a 38 year-old male beginner runner with a history of sport in my earlier years (but hated running by itself), I started the C25K program in mid-december to try to get some fitness back in after ...
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Continuous heart rate monitor [closed]

I'd like to monitor my heartrate throughout the day, and do some analysis/visualisation of the data myself. As such, I'm hoping to find something that meets the following requirements: Must-have: ...
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How long should I be able to stay in HR zone 5?

I'm a very fit triathlete one month away from my first Ironman. I'm strictly following Don Fink's training plan, which includes "interval training" in HR zone 5, or 90%+ max HR. (Fink actually calls ...
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Unusual heart rates and fitness

About one month ago I started running every couple of days after being completely sedentary for ... well, essentially my entire life. I'm 23 years old, 5'11", 155 lbs, never done regular physical ...
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How does my resting heart rate influence my target heart rate?

My target heart rate for endurance training based on my age is about 135 beats per minute. Do I have to take into account, that I have a low resting heart rate or is that irrelevant. My resting heart ...
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HRM that shows time-in-zone?

Does anyone know of a heart rate monitor that specifically does this: Say your target HR is a given band or zone, perhaps 115-125. I want a display that shows total elapsed time, inside, that zone. ...
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Is 10,10,10 as good as 30?

My problem: For aerobic exercise, my target heart rate is 120. I aim to exercise at that level for say 30 minutes per day. Now, if I "walk as hard as possible" I only get to about 100, 105. ...
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Slow Pulse Question

I have an extremely slow resting pulse. It is not uncommon for it to be around 50. Last night it was around 45. I know that super athletes have a slow resting pulse, but I wouldn't class myself as one ...
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How to optimize long term health benefits of 30 minute bicycle commute

I have a 7 km bicycle commute to and from work five days a week that I try to keep going all year round. This is the only exercise I get. If I pedal like crazy (but still abide by the traffic rules) ...
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Finding a personal maximum heart rate

Heart rate zones, target heart rate, heart rate reserve, etc can be useful for a fitness program, however all depend on knowing your maximum heart rate. I'd like to know what my maximum heart rate is,...
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Heart Rate (bpm) vs Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) ?

This question has to do with the relationship between your BMR and resting heart rate (bpm). If you are training daily, aerobic and anabolic, and after a span of time you see a decrease in your bpm ...
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What heart rate can a beginner runner expect?

I've started running a couple of months ago. I'm 27, average height and normal weight. However it seems that no matter how slowly I run, my heart rate quickly climbs into the Max Effort zone of 170-...
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How do I know what a good resting heart rate is?

I know that resting heart rate is talked about as an important indicator of your fitness level. But, how do I know what a good resting heart rate is for me? Is RHR consistent enough across similar ...
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Is there a definitive way to calculate a target heart rate for a cardiovascular workout?

In one book I read, the target heart rate for a cardiovascular workout for a person my age (36) was somewhat lower (10-15bpm) than the rate listed on some of the machines I'm familiar with at the gym. ...
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