One of the important factors for our training is knowing our maximum heart rate. Unfortunately finding this number with formulas is not a good idea. You are endurance athletes and you need some special way to find it. You can’t guess maximum heart rate with a formula and build your training based on a guess. also, expensive watches can’t show the exact HRmax.
There are different practical ways to find maximum heart rate. One of the practical ways is:
Follow these steps continuously
HRmax can be reached after a complete recovery.
- A period of light running or riding.
- Intensive Run or Bike or … of 4 or 5 minutes (4 min or 5 min time trial)
- The last 20 to 30 seconds of an all-out sprint.
- HRmax can be read easily using an HR monitor.
Sports specific HRmax:
HRmax is different for sports. One athlete may reach an HRmax of 195 while running but 187 when cycling.
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