I am 26 years old and during the past month I have been cycling in order to shed some pounds off. I have been cycling with the help of a heart rate monitor, started three times a week for 45 mins working 100 percent of the workout in the weight loss heart rate target zone (around 60% of MHR). Also cutted carbs and fat consumption to less than half and replaced it with lots of veggies and fruits.
Almost one month after starting my program I've lost 4 pounds and I am very motivated with my achievements, however, I am concerned that my resting heart rate is too high +-76 BPM and my cadence is too low (60-70 cycles per min).
Is there a reason to be worried?? Are there any special workouts for improving cadence and resting heart rate? Could I still lose weight at the same pace I have been sheding it? Should I alternate both workouts or finish my weight loss program and then start my heart rate-cadence workout?
Thanks for your patience with my ramblings.