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Indoor trainers and hrm intefernece?(2 posts)

Indoor trainers and hrm intefernece?getoffmywheel
Jun 5, 2002 5:22 PM
I'm using a 1 up trainer and notice that when the resistance feels like I'm climbing up a steep hill and my hrm says something really low like 140. I notice this only when training indoors but outside I can get my heart rate at high levels without feeling like I'm carrying a ton of bricks or climbing a hill. So I'm wondering if this is a normal feeling on my trainer or if there's interferance with the heart rate monitor for appliances indoors. I'm using a Polar S210. Should I go with a perceived exersion indoors? What frustartes me is that it appears I'm undertraining yet there's a pool of sweat on the floor and the resistance feels high. Any ideas?

Thanks
Interference, in my experience, shows as a higher HR. I don'tbill
Jun 6, 2002 10:47 AM
ever remember seeing an abnormally low HR that I needed to explain away, and I don't think that I ever have experienced interference indoors. More likely, in a relaxed, controlled, indoor environment, you're not quite as pumped up, and your perceived effort is a little off.