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Heart Rate Zones

martin56martin56 Posts: 213
What are the Heart rate zones?
What heart rate zone should you ride in for a 10 mile TT
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Still going at fifty!But for how mutch longer

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  • CrapaudCrapaud Posts: 2,666
    From 'Bicycling Medicine' by Arnie Baker M.D.:

    Effort...........%Max HR..........Description
    Noodling.........<65 ..............Recovery riding
    Aerobic...........66-85............Club rides
    Threshold......86-92............Time trials
    Anaerobic......93-97............Jumps, intervals
    ..........................97+..............Sprints
    or

    Zone 1....<65..........Recovery, easy riding
    Zone 2....65-72......Aerobic training
    Zone 3....73-80......Anaerobic threshold training
    Zone 4....84-90......Lactic acid training
    Zone 5....91-100....ATP-CP training*

    *Adenosine triphosphate-creatine phosphate
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  • There are lots of different zones, which makes it confusing!

    Check out this other thread on bikeradar

    I personally use the Lance Armstrong/Chris Carmichael zones, at least for now, although I will be looking at others, when I finish my 7 week training programme.
    Zone  %MHR Description
    1    60-65  Easy Riding, recovery training
    2    65-70  Endurance base training
    3    70-80  Aerobic capacity training
    4    80-85  Lactate threshold training
    5    86+    Max aerobic training, increasing max VO2
    
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