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Is there a term for the capacity of the heart to return to resting?

Heart Rate Recovery (HRR). Not a super interesting term, but perfectly descriptive. See this paper for a systematic review and meta analysis on the relationship between HRR and cardiovascular disease ...
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How can control my heart rate during running?

The primary way to reduce your heart rate is to reduce the pace. The other way is to improve the technique, which will increase the efficiency, however this is not easy and the result is not likely to ...
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Heart rate monitor compatibility

Heart rate monitors can be broadly classified into thee groups based on how they communicate with the fitness equipment. They are - Bluetooth - Most latest HRMs these days use bluetooth to ...
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Question About Max Heart Rate?

A little while ago I was playing Dance Dance Revolution and finally managed to make it through the most intense song I'm currently capable of without dying. That is, running out of health meter in the ...
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Max heart rate: is it bad to train in Zone 5 for 30 mins?

There is a simple answer that lies in both your question and in the chart you provide. Your question says, “…is it bad to train...”. Training implies you are trying to improve. Zone 5, is not ...
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How to measure Recovery Heart Rate

According to this article: heart-rate recovery is defined as the decrease in person's heart rate, measured 1 minute after peak exercise with "peak exercise" described as being as strenuous as ...
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Is keeping my HR greater than 185 for 15 min safe?

Outside of viral internet stories, cardiac arrest during exercise is exceedingly rare. It is estimated to occur between 1 in 40,000 to 1 in 80,000 athletes per year. Even then, it's usually caused by ...
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When is the "220 - age" formula valid to check the HR max?

In my opinion (especially since it is my answer you linked above) :), the 220-age should never really be used. There is a better generic formula (See the bolded parts of the study conclusion below), ...
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Healthy Resting Heart Rate

Heart Rate is an individual measure. I have 60. My colleague, who is much fitter than me has 80. Some ultra marathon runner I know has 30. The range is unhelpful huge because RHR is an unhelpful ...
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Running, high HR, VO2max decreases overtime

VO2max is not super important for 10k. It's correlated with performance, but it's not a good predictor. (Source) Don't worry too much about HR or VO2max. You should focus on performance. If you're ...
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Why does my heart rate become much more elevated only AFTER a hard effort?

The heart rate monitor is losing track of your heart rate. I suggest to look at the operating instructions to try and help it function correctly, and check the battery since it may be running low or ...
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Why does my heart rate become much more elevated only AFTER a hard effort?

Jason is correct in that the spikes into the 190's are probably artifacts and errors due to poor readings from the monitor. However, also on longer efforts, you may be seeing the effects of cardiac ...
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Is there any benefit in trying to lower your heart rate when resting between exercises?

Whether there is benefit to taking actions to reduce your heart rate between bouts of exercise probably depends on whether the action your are taking is helping reoxygenate your muscles faster (so the ...
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Why does my pace improve during a low heart rate (HRR zone 2) 10k?

According to Dr. Phil Maffetone, it likely means you haven't warmed up enough. During any MAF Test, your times should always get slower with successive repetitions: the first mile should always be ...
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Why do elite cyclists seem to have higher VO2 max tham elite marathon runners?

I'm not positive about the premise here. There are certainly cases of runners having cyclist like VO2 levels. Also, cyclists are way more testing conscious. The fact of the matter is elite cycling ...
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Can you run at your maximum heart rate?

In my personal experience, "maximum heart rate" is a bit of a wildcard but the Mayo Clinic describes it as: ...the upper limit of what your cardiovascular system can handle during physical ...
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Heart rate monitor compatibility

Most gym equipment used the old 5 (more exactly 5.3) khz am transmitter like an uncoded Polar t31 or lots of monitors available on ebay for about 13-23 bucks. those transmitter have a range of about ...
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Plan for 120 km bicycle race

Option d) Get lucky and find a bunch of slightly overweight but otherwise well trained and motivated guys who took it really easy uphill for the majority of the course and some huge teams near the end ...
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Temporary drop in heart rate 2 minutes into a run, every run

I would suggest to setup hypotheses and test them systematically. 1 Do you shift from walking to running very abrupt? Perhaps you should consider it as a spike just before the drop rather than just a ...
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Is there a standard indicator for heart rate vs. running speed?

If the heart rates from the smart watches can be trusted, then a short analysis of Strava Leaderboards would suggest a clear no. For the segments I've got a high position, I've seen people above me ...
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Max heart rate: is it bad to train in Zone 5 for 30 mins?

I'm basing a lot of this on my own personal experience so, by all means, take it as anecdotal if you'd like. I started exercising the week of my 34th birthday (about 8 months ago) after having ...
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Meditation (Relaxation or breathing exercises) after exercise - Is it a good practice?

Before I answer your main question—if meditation or yoga is helpful soon after working out—let me first address your claim about it causing an irregular heartbeat: your heart will increase gradually (...
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Plan for 120 km bicycle race

I think you should c) not do something you aren't ready for. Sorry to be a bummer, but unless you've worked up to a level where a 120 km bicycle race seems like a fair challenge that might be ...
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What is Limiting Factor in Running Fast?

There are several factors that restricts humans to run at very high speed over longer distance. Muscle fatigue, body's ability to consume oxygen and making use of the stored energy are a few. In ...
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What controls heart rate while workout?

Its all about conditioning. You have not stated for how long have you been cycling and am assuming not very long. The person you mentioned might also have sub 50 resting heart rate while yours would ...
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Safe to send heart rate up quickly?

Hearth rate is a consequence of how you use your body. It is regulated by catecholamines ( a class of hormones that includes adrenaline and noradrenaline ). It's not a problem if you do that in such ...
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Should/How-do I reduce the time at threshold HRM

I think your maximum heart rate is programmed in too low, or the HRM is incorrect. It is possible to run as much as 95% during a half marathon, and I've actually managed just under 92% in one race. ...
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When is the "220 - age" formula valid to check the HR max?

Forgive me if I'm off some here as I'm diving way back in my memory bank, but this is what I remember from my exercise physiology classes. The two main times you want to be careful with this are, ...
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Disadvantages of running without Heart Rate Monitor

Heart rate monitors are pretty new to the world of running. People have been running without them for decades, even hundreds of years (although the first person to run a marathon died, but that's only ...
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Disadvantages of running without Heart Rate Monitor

If you really want to get better, you need a lot more consistency than what you have outlined in your post. Endurance running improvements (For the most part) are simply a matter of putting in the ...
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