Maximum heart rate


I plan to try and determine my max heart rate early in the new year, to make my zone training more accurate. Here’s a method I could use:

If you want to actually reckon your max heart rate on the bike, it’s easy: simply¬†warm up with 10 to 15 minutes of easy pedalling, and then ride ‘full-blast’ at nearly maximal power output (while maintaining an optimal rpm of 90 to 95 or so) for two minutes. ‘Spin’ easily against little resistance for 60 to 75 seconds, and then pedal at maximal capacity for two more minutes. Your heart rate should almost ‘top out’ after this second two-minute surge (make sure you get your doctor’s permission before you try this, however).

Original article on Peak Performance.

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