How Does Your Max Heart Rate Increase

How-Does-your-Max-Heart-Rate-Increase-D12_7195_750pxI find that some of the people I coach do increase their Max HR and sometimes in a period as short as two or three weeks.
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How to Test For Your Cycling MAX Heart Rate

How to Test For Your Cycling MAX Heart Rate
It is a question that I get asked a lot. The following article provides methods for testing for your MAX Heart Rate (MAX HR). Knowing your MAX HR will enable you to work out your HR zones. [Read more...]

Believe What Your HRM Is Telling You – You Might Need To See A Doctor

Believe What Your HRM Is Telling You - You Might Need To See A Doctor
We received this from Greg. Its his story of how he came across a medical issue by monitoring his Heart rate monitor. Hope you are on the mend Greg. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
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How To Ride At 103% Of Your Max Heart Rate

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This article discusses an interesting phenomenon that I have observed personally and in my research of HR data in the people that I coach.
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What Does Your Resting Heart Rate Mean?

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Your resting heart rate is often a good determination as to how fit you are, as well as indicating if you’re either over training or unwell which will show up as an unexplained increases in resting heart rate.
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How to use Heart Rate Data to Win Cycle Races

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This is a quick clip from my HR data talk that was presented that the RaceRight Cycling Camp and discusses the analysis of polar HR data capture over the summer criterium racing at Glenvale run by Carnegie Caulfield Cycling Club. It includes the HR data to provide context to the video.

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How to Improve Your Cycling VO2MAX

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Simply put and without going into to much scientific jargon your VO2MAX energy system is different to other energy systems you use while riding. It is the energy system you primary rely on when cycle racing at high intensities. It has a high blend of anaerobic respiration; that is burning energy without oxygen. It’s kind of like adding nitro to petrol. You use it to go really fast. But there is a down side to it.
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Cycling Heart Rate Zones Explained- How To Use Heart Rate Monitor And Zones To Improve Your Cycling

Cycling Heart Rate Zones Explained

Cycling Heart Rate Zones Explained: If you do a search on heart rate zones, you’ll get a large selection of zones with different values and number of zones-enough to get really confused. It seems that everyone has a different opinion on the matter. As we are regularly coaching cyclists that just want to get on and train right without having to get a degree in medical science, we keep our zones simple. This article discusses the zones that we use in our coaching program and how you can use them to maximise your cycle training. I’ve found that these zones are very effective for the training required for cycling. They are slightly different to the ones that normally come as default with the Polar heart rate monitors. [Read more...]

How to Work Out Your Cycling Heart Rate Zones

How to Work Out Your Cycling Heart Rate Zones
Once you have your Max Heart Rate you can calculate your Heart rate zones. Here is how to work out your cycling heart rate zones. [Read more...]