what the proper heart rate & cadence for "fat-burning" on a indoor trainer?

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  1. jedblack

    jedblack New Member

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    some ppl say 90cd and 120-130bpm... is that correct?
     
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  2. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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    I am 55, I lost 75kg, my program included two 30 minute sessions a day 6 days a week at 90 cadence, heart rate target zone of 115-135. Over time, the HR reduced to about 110 on the first and 120 on the second. No road riding until the weight had been lost.

    I still have HR targets and limits on all my current training.
     
  3. Doctor Morbius

    Doctor Morbius New Member

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    The harder you go the more fat you will burn for a given duration. However, in relation you will be burning a higher percentage of glycogen. But you will still be burning fat at a faster rate during a more intense session than a slower/easier session.
     
  4. tanggoman

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    To burn more fat, you have to stay at least at 65% or below of your max HR. The higher HR you go, the more glycogen is spent. Good luck!
     
  5. wiredued

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    Why isn't time in your formula? I think time spent at 65% to 85% HR is more important. 17 minutes is minimum cardio for me if I wanted to burn fat I would double it.

     
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