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Old 03-08-22, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by benetga View Post
Still using KKRM. I don't see a reason to upgrade now until I get results from my stress test. My heart rate is consistently above the 220-65 = 155max heart rate so I told doctor about this and am scheduled for the test. I can maintain a rate of 160-170 bpm the entire time I'm on zwift and feel fine. So until the test I'm backing off and riding with my heart rate in 140/150 range. No sense in spending the money until I know if I can push it a little harder and use the benefit of the increased intensity a smart trainer would provide.
There's no reason you can't ride easy on a smart trainer. In fact using erg mode on a smart trainer is a great tool to keep oneself from pushing too hard. You set a specified wattage and the trainer adjusts the resistance so that you're putting out that power no matter how fast or slow you spin. It keeps you honest.

(also 220-age is garbage)
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