Heart Rate Training: Get With The Beat

Heart rate training: Get with the beat

Michael Donlevy 8 Jul 2021 The humble heart rate monitor may have been usurped by the power meter, but it is still a vital tool in any rider’s training toolbox Things move fast in cycling – and we don’t just mean you after following a Cyclist training plan. Where heart rate monitors were once all the rage, now it’s all about power data. But that doesn’t mean you should consign heart rate training to the bin. ‘Using a heart rate monitor has several plus points,’ says coach Ric Stern. ‘It can help you pace your efforts, especially longer ones. If you use it in conjunction with a power meter you can see how heart rate responds to your power output so you can better dial in your effort.’ ‘Crucially your heart rate tells you how your body is feeling,’ adds coach Tom Newman. ‘Also, heart rate monitors are inexpensive, reliable, ...

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