Measuring rowing intensity by heart rate pros and cons
Heart rates are well known as a guide to exercise intensity. How does HR change as we age? | Faster Masters Rowing Radio – the podcast for masters rowers. Tips, advice and discussion from Marlene Royle and Rebecca Caroe.
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6:04 Intensity and heart rate
The rule of thumb 220 less your age is wildly inaccurate.
11:06 What affects heart rate?
Lactate is developed in your blood and different intensities develop different lactate levels. Specificity is important and physiologists measure blood lactate in milimoles.
Retest regularly as lactate changes as you train.
Things that affect your heart rate include: heat, humidity, sleep, wine, altitude, dehydration.
Your heart rate is a measure of stress.
15:15 Why use performance paces
Faster Masters Rowing prefers to use these over heart rate. You do a trial and from the trial results extrapolate training paces.
Keep out of the garbage training zones
20:23 When to use Heart Rate
Test your morning resting heart rate – what’s normal for you?
Within your workout use HR to check your rest between pieces.
23:30 HR for rest and recovery
Heart Rate Variability is useful for monitoring your sympathetic nervous system. Is your body in a state of stress or state of recovery?
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