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Ideal heart rate for endurance training(4 posts)

Ideal heart rate for endurance trainingSprint-Nick
Jun 8, 2003 2:12 AM
Does anyone have any data on what the ideal heart rate for endurance training is?

I found this information for the minimum heart rate you want to hold in training but some coaches recommend LSD whereas others recommend 0.5-2 hours at about 5% of max heart rate below lactate threshhold.

Theres an interesting article here www.nsca-lift.org/Perform/article.asp?ArticleID=88
that talks about minimum heart rate to improve VO2 max.

Any input would be great!

Cheers,
Nick
Ooops... here are the articlesSprint-Nick
Jun 8, 2003 2:23 AM
www.nsca-lift.org/Perform/article.asp?ArticleID=87 is about minimum heart rate to achieve VO2 max gains

www.nsca-lift.org/Perform/article.asp?ArticleID=91 is about intensity at which to excercise, however it uses ammount of fat burned and "fitness" as key terms with no reference to increase in VO2 max... so I question its validity towards my question.

Thanks!
Nick
re: Ideal heart rate for endurance trainingal0
Jun 8, 2003 11:51 AM
There is
b NO
such thing as
b "ideal heart rate"
the traing has to variate over time with load and intensity or you would achieve so called "plateau" effect with almost no improvment regardless of time spent to training.
If you want to build endurance for road riding.........MR_GRUMPY
Jun 8, 2003 2:18 PM
you need to spend 1 1/2 to 3 hours in your zone 2. That would be about 75% of your max, or about 80-85% of your LT. You can do this on the road, or you can do this on the track. Just make sure you pick your gears that will allow you to be in the zone that you want, and be turning over 85-95 RPM.