Originally Posted by njkayaker
It's still hard to know whether the number is close to the real value (I'm somewhat sceptical).
As am I. I'm looking for a consistent and equivalent way of measuring my daily level of effort. I'd like to shoot for and maintain approximately 1200 calories per day exercising to maintain my fitness. The formula in the above link shows a weighting of .63 for AHR, .2 for weight and .2 for age (they add up to more than 1 I realize, but that's the formula). If I did my math correctly decreasing the AHR between 120 and 110 adds 1.8 minutes to a ride for each bpm decrease in AVG BPM, and conversely.
I found out one thing, spinning is the most mind numbing of the three.
..life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes. ― Andy Rooney ...enjoy what's left!
Last edited by Rich Gibson; 09-13-13 at 06:53 PM.