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Heart-Rate-Based Training

Bicycle Training Series Articles: All ABC Handouts ] 12 Beginners' Questions About Exercise ] ACE Tips ] Altitude Tents: How High the Risk? ] Aerobic Training ] Altitude Training for Sea-Level Competition ] Balance Training for Bicyclists ] Century Training ] Climbing & Descending ] Dealing With High Altitude ] Death Ride: Just-Made-It Schedule ] Economy & Efficiency ] Fitness Elements ] [ Heart-Rate-Based Training ] HIT Tips ] How to Perform VO2 Intervals ] How to Push Riders Uphill ] Isolated Leg Training ] Measuring Training Stress ] Overtraining ] Pacing ] Power-Based Training ] Recovery ] Road Racing Basics ] Six Climbing Positions ] Skills Training Principles ] Small Gears ] Sprint Weak? ] Stationary Training ] Stretching ] Tapering for Events ] Thresholds ] Time Trialing ] Torque-Based Training ] Training & Fitness Standards for Excellence ] Training Myths ] Warm Ups for Racing ] Weight Training ] Work of Breathing ] Workout Too Hard ]


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Heart-Rate-Based Training (Introduction)


Heart-rate monitors allow you to observe your heart rate while working out. This helps training, providing immediate feedback about aerobic exercise intensity.

 

Why Use a Heart-Rate Monitor?

As with all measures of intensity,

●   Use a heart-rate monitor to help design your training and racing programs.

●   Use a heart-rate monitor to help ensure that you work according to plan. A monitor helps make sure that you work hard enough when you want to work hard. It also helps make sure that you donít work too hard on easy days.

●   Use a monitor to help analyze how you feel and what happens to your body in training and in racing. Monitors donít necessarily change your training, but may help allow you to understand what is going on.

●   Use a monitor to help motivation. The feedback provided is engaging for many riders.


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