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Heart rate peculiarity?
I recently got a garmin and HR monitor. I am 14 (about to turn 15), am in really great shape, and can not only keep up with all the fast rides my team has, and can kick some serious ass on them. Anyway, i got my monitor, and i first used the standard 220-age or whatever thing and let the garmin calculate my zones. I then went out for an EASY little ride, and was amazed to see that the minute i started moving and even after i was thoroughly warmed up, that even pedaling would shoot my HR high and put me in some ungodly high zone. I went home and did research and used the karvoran or whatever it's called formula to calculate my zones, and rode some more, and still, even the slightest movement would shoot me into a high zone. I then decided that my monitor could be off so i counted my pulse as i was wearing the monitor, and the numbers matched up. I rode more and just the other day, I did a fairly easy 34 mile ride, and i averaged a heart rate of 180bmp!!!! Does anyone have any suggestions of how I should make my 5 zones?
resting HR= 54 i think, will check again tomorrow morning
age= 14, almost 15
weight= 105.5 lbs
and apparently according to training peaks, my threshold is 184bpm
any suggestions on how to get an accurate MHR, explanations as to how i am in good shape yet my hr is so damn high, or whatever, would be great!