Target Heart Rate

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by Richard Miller, Apr 16, 2003.

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  1. How long does it take to reach your target heart rate? Today I went to the gym and got on a
    stationary bike and it took me about 7 minutes to get to my target heart rate which is 115 because I
    got out of the hospital a month and a half ago, I'm 55 years old, and it has been about a year since
    I have done any cardiovascular work outs.

    Richard
     
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  2. Richard Miller wrote:
    > How long does it take to reach your target heart rate? Today I went to the gym and got on a
    > stationary bike and it took me about 7 minutes to get to my target heart rate which is 115 because
    > I got out of the hospital a month and a half ago, I'm 55 years old, and it has been about a year
    > since I have done any cardiovascular work outs.
    >
    > Richard

    Depends what my target heart rate is, and what kind of output I'm doing. Although it didn't seem to
    take me much yesterday to jump all the way up to 200 or so yesterday! Damn some of those climbs
    were steep...

    Jon Bond
     
  3. Richard Miller wrote:
    > How long does it take to reach your target heart rate? Today I went to the gym and got on a
    > stationary bike and it took me about 7 minutes to get to my target heart rate which is 115 because
    > I got out of the hospital a month and a half ago, I'm 55 years old, and it has been about a year
    > since I have done any cardiovascular work outs.
    >
    > Richard
    >
    >
    it depends on many factors. just what the things mean is personal too.

    not comeing up to target (or a lowered max) is a sign of overtraining or sickness. likewise
    'overreving' is a sign of the same thing.

    "target" heart rate is deceptive as well. people the same age and fitness don't have the same HrMax,
    an example is my ride buddy and i. he is 50 - i'm 45 he maxs out ~198, i max @ ~ 194. but along the
    same line he has an AT of ~ 163, mine is ~ 176. Hrmax ( and AT) also will bounce around depending on
    a number of factors ( hydration, sleep, stress, over all health).

    a good sign your not over doing it is recovery time, work your HR to a certain point, remove the
    load and see how long it takes to come down ( if it keeps riseing for more than a few sec after you
    remove load you need to ease the work load). it should drop 20 - 30 bpm (or more) in a minute.

    That said - i would suggest you ask your doctor NOT usenet about medical matters!!
     
  4. Bill Wheeler

    Bill Wheeler Guest

    On Wed, 16 Apr 2003 13:23:29 -0800, James Connell <[email protected]> wrote:

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    >That said - i would suggest you ask your doctor NOT usenet about medical matters!!

    Best advice I've heard yet.

    Peace, Bill The mind serves properly as a window glass rather than as a reflector, that is, the mind
    should give an immediate view instead of an interpretation of the world.
    :-]
     
  5. Jonathan Bond <[email protected]> wrote
    > Richard Miller wrote:
    > > How long does it take to reach your target heart rate?
    [...]
    > Depends what my target heart rate is

    My target heart rate is zero, but I'm in no particular hurry to get there.

    CC
     
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