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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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How can you determine each running heart rate zone using data from your runs or from specifically designed workouts?

As Julii alludes to, "zones" are pretty much arbitrary, as you are burning fat as a fuel in all zones, just the percentage to which it contributes to the whole is different for different ...
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How can you determine each running heart rate zone using data from your runs or from specifically designed workouts?

There is a rule of thumb that anything below 80%HRMax is working within the aerobic zone, whereas above you are heading towards threshold and anaerobic zones (being able to sustain these harder ...
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How can you determine each running heart rate zone using data from your runs or from specifically designed workouts?

I suppose those are really good questions, because most the formulae just work on rules of thumb & probably we're all too individual for the formulae to work perfectly for everyone reliably. But ...
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Does working other muscles improve recovery?

There's a study floating around that shows muscle increases simply from taking anabolic steroids, with no additional workload. So one would imagine that if you did something to yourself that increased ...
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Strategy for Max Heart Rate Hit when Running

It depends, firstly, on how you're measuring your heart rate - optical wrist sensor vs chest strap? Wrist sensors are notorious for inaccurates readings, despite current advances in technology, due to ...
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