HRMs is there a point?
If you’re really into training, be it for weight management, to improve times or especially to get race fit, heart rate tells a lot of stories when considered alongside pace, feel and food.
It’s just a part of the whole analytical system and a very good tool.
Suppose you could just go by the RPE scale and judge roughly how you feel etc but heart rate is easier to record and keep for both history (to see improvements) and to forsee colds and over training etc.
Or, you could just use it as simply as I do. I’m crap, fat, old (ish) and slow. However I know that if I stay around 120 – 130 bpm I can ride all day. It’s difficult to gauge this in terms of effort without the HRM as I tend to go to fast and blow up.
Ultimately it depends what you want to do, not what can you do with it.Posted 4 months agodavidtaylforthMember
Will one of these help with fitness, weight loss etc..? If so what do I do with one?
Wear it, 24/7, over your cake hole. Your breathing will be restricted which will mimic the effects of an altitude training camp. You won’t be able to consume anything, unless it’s through a straw. Family, friends and co-workers won’t be able to hear you banging on about fitness/heart rate/weight loss/future fun runs. A benefit to all involved.Posted 4 months agoPyroMember
I like mine for gauging my effort on climbs – I know where my ‘red line’ is, HR-wise, so can pace a climb so I don’t blow. While it’s not a training thing for me, it’s useful for sitting just below my threshold and deliberately wasting my riding mate who doesn’t realise what I’m doing and is busting himself to keep pace…Posted 4 months ago
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