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Re: Heart Rate Training and Bands

Post by MaxMacLaren1 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:15 pm

Overall last years training went pretty well with my 2k time improving by 5 seconds. But, and it is a big but, the training was very hard. Not so much the meters but the intensity felt too much at times and I don't think I could repeat it this year. So in 2019 I'm planning to use a HR monitor with the aim of training smarter rather than harder. It will be interesting to see how it goes and rather than start a new thread I found this excellent one from 2006.

My resting HR is 48 and I've estimated my max to be 172 which means 70% of HRR is 135 bpm and 85% is 153 bpm.
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Re: Heart Rate Training and Bands

Post by Wolfmiester » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:24 am

MaxMacLaren1 wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:15 pm
My resting HR is 48 and I've estimated my max to be 172 which means 70% of HRR is 135 bpm and 85% is 153 bpm.
Good luck Max, I'm sure you will continue to make improvements.
Hope you don't mind one comment from me ... when you say "estimated" for max hr, there is an easy way to measure it properly. There are two excellent max hr tests that can be done, and I'd humbly suggest you'd really want an accurate figure to achieve the best results. I don't have the links to hand, but would be happy to do some digging if you so desire (a one off high intensity piece could pay dividends).
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Re: Heart Rate Training and Bands

Post by Grobi » Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:17 pm

Hi Max, I‘d echo Steve‘s comment that knowing your exact max heart rate is crucial. There is the so called step test which helps to determine your exact maximum heart rate:

https://www.brianmac.co.uk/rowsteptest.htm

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Re: Heart Rate Training and Bands

Post by MaxMacLaren1 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:40 pm

Wolfie, Peter, Thank you. I realised max HR was important but had not appreciated just how critical it is. The Step Test doesnt sound too bad but given the aim is to max HR I suspect it will be truely horrible. However it will have to wait a few days because I have a severe case of man flu (also known as a sore throat / minor cold).

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Re: Heart Rate Training and Bands

Post by Tako » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:25 pm

MaxMacLaren1 wrote:However it will have to wait a few days because I have a severe case of man flu (also known as a sore throat / minor cold).
You mens like this??
https://youtu.be/GSkJ8r1-6Qc
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Re: Heart Rate Training and Bands

Post by MaxMacLaren1 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:11 am

Exactly like that! Especially the guy on the couch who can't reach his cup :lol:
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Re: Heart Rate Training and Bands

Post by MaxMacLaren1 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:10 pm

Having tried out my new HR chest strap I'm a bit confused. How do you actually track / measure HR??? The Wahoo Tickr X works well and I see my HR on the PM5 monitor as I row, and afterwards ErgData sends the details to my Conecpt2 log. But the HR numbers listed in the log are meaningless because it only shows the HR at the last second of each interval plus an average of those!!! The Wickr App doesn't add much in terms of analysis, just a similar graph to the one in the Concept2 log. Do I need to change my settings somewhere or do you use a particular App or software. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Heart Rate Training and Bands

Post by CamiCrew » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:37 pm

Maybe try the tools to view your workout on Sanders site.

https://rowsandall.com
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Re: Heart Rate Training and Bands

Post by MaxMacLaren1 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:14 pm

Thanks Barbara, I've signed up. First impressions are that it has so much good functionality that it's a bit complex. Will see how it goes and report back in a couple of weeks.
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Re: Heart Rate Training and Bands

Post by gregsmith01748 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:51 pm

Hi max,
I’ve been a Rowsandall user from the beginning, I can help you out if you want to try it.

There’s a getting started article on the blog associated with the site that I hope is helpful.

https://analytics.rowsandall.com/2017/0 ... e-numbers/
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Re: Heart Rate Training and Bands

Post by MaxMacLaren1 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:23 pm

Thanks Greg, much appreciated.
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Re: Heart Rate Training and Bands

Post by MaxMacLaren1 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:43 pm

A nice 60m UT2 workout today. Average HR 128, 14,359m @ 2:05.3. Will be interesting to see how things change over 6-8 weeks. The few seconds in UT1 was caused by not paying attention (wriggling about due to numb bum :roll:).

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