okay, anyways I just signed on with a cycling coach and his program seems to be pretty good however I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to heart rates and all the books and internet related articles that I've read just confuses me more. I just did a MHR test that my coach wanted me to do and send the results to him, he wanted me to build my HR up so he could set the zones for me however I have a difficult time keeping my heart rate from fluctuating and on top of that I got a MHR of 186 full out on my bike but when I'm out running I can get up to 191 without much of a problem. My coach says "I'm not too sure how good the accuracy is with them or maybe your fitness isn't where we need it to be just now" so he wants me to do it again at the end of the month and use some zones that he set for me till then, some of the lower zones I've never even trained in. Now, I'm not dissapointed that he said my fitness isn't where we want it because I wouldn't have hired him if it was but I'm at a loss, any advice on understanding this stuff would be much appreciated.
Also, if it helps at all about 3 months ago I weighed 190 and then I told myself that I suck and need to lose weight, since then I'm now at 170 and can't seem to loose anymore weight no matter how much excersize I do. I changed my diet from all unheathly foods to all organics which is where I lost most of my weight from, that and excersize. I'm 5'7" tall.
thx a bunch,
P.S. if I confused anyone let me know and I'll try to sort things out for ya