I understand my Garmin Edge 500 will give me a better calories burned count if I enter my resting heart rate and maximum heart rate. I need help figuring out what those values would be.
I'm 27 years old. 5'9 1/2" - 163lbs (little fat, more muscle) - In good shape..
My maximum HR's on rides range between 185 and 187 on a real maximum dyeing effort on a 17% grade half mile long hill the second time around... I've gotten readings such as 200 bpm but I assume that's just wind and flapping jersey or one of those bugs..
Should my max be set to 187?
What about the resting HR? 68? 70?
Lastly, what is the HRR (Heart Rate Reserve) exactly? I know the formula involves subtracting the resting rate..