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Old 09-29-06, 06:45 AM   #1
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Training HR?

Correct me if I am wrong, but the correct formula for calculating training HR is:

220-your age x 80% = training hr. So in my case:

220 - 43 = 177 x 80% = 141. My training hr should be 141. In that case, if I am coming back from my rides with an average hr of 150, theoretically I should be getting the maximum aerobic workout from that ride. Correct?
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Old 09-29-06, 09:21 AM   #2
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Correct me if I am wrong, but the correct formula for calculating training HR is:

220-your age x 80% = training hr. So in my case:

220 - 43 = 177 x 80% = 141. My training hr should be 141. In that case, if I am coming back from my rides with an average hr of 150, theoretically I should be getting the maximum aerobic workout from that ride. Correct?
Not correct. 220-age applies only to the average max heart rate for a large population. It has no relevance in predicting maximum heart rate in any individual. Therefore, anything based on that formula can't be applied to an individual only a population. So all 43 year olds might want to train at heart rates that average out to141 bpm, but there's no telling if that's correct for you.
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Old 10-08-06, 05:03 PM   #3
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My max is in the low 190's and I'm 45. Others the same age can't get HR over 170 climbing Mt. Washington. So you really have to test yourself to find out what your max is.

BTW, I don't think there is a difference in performance potential between low and high max HR people. Or at least, I've seen no evidence that my unusually high max HR gives me any advantage...
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If you want real accuracy, do a stress test and a Lactate Threshold test.

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Not correct. 220-age applies only to the average max heart rate for a large population. It has no relevance in predicting maximum heart rate in any individual. Therefore, anything based on that formula can't be applied to an individual only a population. So all 43 year olds might want to train at heart rates that average out to141 bpm, but there's no telling if that's correct for you.
+1

Try the Carmichael field test (link below). It will give you a decent baseline, and you can use it to track your progress. Note that it's more than a little painful to do.

http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/in.../t-171587.html
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