Got off the bike and went upstairs... ran the monitor.. 131/70... HR 62. Around one minute after getting off the bike.
Resting rate is 41-43 morn sitting.
15 mi ride.. my usual ride.. AS 14.4... 245... 6 3".
Was hoping for a higher rate.. IE.. more Kcal burnt... . Limit is hamstring complaints.. I wonder if some kinda sitting up recombinant would get more quad muscles involved? Tried one out.. hard to say with only a few miles... did seem like it though.
Are those calorie expended calculations anything accruate?
They are accurate in the same sense that "Ideal Height and Weight" charts are accurate.
They are guidelines and generalizations that don't take into account individual variations, like age, bone/frame size, individual metabolism, etc.
One way that they are useful is to notice the differences in kcals burned at one speed vs another or for a ride of one length vs another. It can help you decide whether you want to burn X number of kcals by riding harder for a shorter duration or spinning easier for a longer duration.
"One way that they are useful is to notice the differences in kcals burned at one speed vs another or for a ride of one length vs another. It can help you decide whether you want to burn X number of kcals by riding harder for a shorter duration or spinning easier for a longer duration."
Very nice way of telling me to vary my training.. .. which I have considered.. but got my hamstrings sore on a long country ride 2 weeks ago or so... some short steep slopes where I missed a gear or traffic slowed me way down... having to inch up to that crest. Just got done with my ride now and they feel pretty good. My routine is a 2.5 mi rectangle..usually.. 6 laps. Might be a good idea to ride 2, 4 and 6 with some more effort.
Going to guess.... the way to tell if more Kcal's are being burnt is heart rates... and heart rate recovery time. Pretty tough to chart Kcal's really that accurate.. and get on the scale with all digestive systems on the same time frame. IE.. how much is the large colon holding.. water hydration.. that sorta thing.
My plattering on per by BP & HR.. not meant to be... what is a good term... bragging (not).. I guess. Their decent.. keeping them and the diet in line LONG TERM is the challenge. Just wondered what some others get for figures... I see these younger guys trucking along at 20 mph... leaner'n a stick... gotta be some punp in those dudes.. .