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Old 06-17-06, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by rcapilli
OKay. So I'm 32 years old and doing some basic calculations (with the help of the Internet) I have found that my MAX HR is 188.... WEll, I'll tell ya, that has never been my max. I'm about ready to fall over when I hit 196. BUt I have pressed 204 on a few occasions. So what does this Max HR actually mean to me (the 188)?
I don't place stock in that calculation game! I say you can hit some high HR's at times on tough climbs and so much plays a part,,,,,,weather; humidity; your current conditioning; or simply the way you feel that day; and psychological factors can get the HR up!

I have hit 217 on a climb but felt fine. I was psyched up and that had a part to do with my increased HR! So don't get too caught up in the numbers game, simply put!
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