heart rate zones, RHR adjusted or not



starship

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With my resting heart at 52, there is about 20 BPM differance between normal percentages and resting heart adjusted (Kovarian?)

Which numbers should I train by?

Why?

Thanks for helping!
 
I wouldn't mind getting any info on this as well .. there's a big difference!
 
starship said:
With my resting heart at 52, there is about 20 BPM differance between normal percentages and resting heart adjusted (Kovarian?)

Which numbers should I train by?

Why?

Thanks for helping!

It would depend on whose training methodology you were following. For e.g., we don't use RHR in our (HR) zones, but other may use the Karvonen zones. However, paradoxically, if you use the Karvonen zones, your training HRs go up if your resting HR goes up (e.g., if you're ill), which of course would be the opposite of what you'd want to happen.

If you follow the training methodology of a coach or sports scientist, then you'd need to check how they develop their zones.

Ric