Overtraining prediction from "Stress index" in Cyclingpeaks

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  1. cat6

    cat6 New Member

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    Andrew , I guess I'm trying to decide whether to go with Sunnto t6 or powertap.
    In your opinion can "stress exersize index" be safely used as "overtraining" indicator and if yes at which levels?

    With t6- it is simple if it goes to zone 4.5 or 5 one need to take next 1.5 days "easy" how about your index?

    thank you for your answer
     
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  2. otb4evr

    otb4evr New Member

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    Is the sunnto t6 an actual power meter or is it a power estimator?

    <edit>: I just looked it up. How can you compare a Power Meter with a Heart Rate Monitor...even an expensive one?</edit>

    Since everyone is a little different, how does it know your level of tolerable stress vs. my level of tolerable stress?

    Jim
     
  3. Bullseye_blam

    Bullseye_blam New Member

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    I entirely agree. It's just a heart rate monitor with some software that tries to incorporate training stress. i.e. really not very useful when compared to a true power meter.

    -Eric
     
  4. Steve_B

    Steve_B New Member

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    Just like an iBike is an estimator. But people don't seem to understand that (or don't want to understand that) when I tell them.
     
  5. cat6

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    of course they are in two different categories, one is a power meter another one is a HRM with EPOC calculation.

    EPOC calculatin shows you when you need to take 1 or 2 easy days, based on EPOC calculations, so my question for Andrew was if "stress index" in cyclingpeaks can predict that a well.
     
  6. Steve_B

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    I understand. I was just rambling. And I would argue that the iBike isn't a power meter, it's a power estimator.
     
  7. Bullseye_blam

    Bullseye_blam New Member

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    Yes, it can, if you know how to read the graphs, of course [this information is all freely available].

    -Eric
     
  8. beerco

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    Is there any science behind EPOC?
     
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