Heart Rate Drift Test in gym

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    Neil
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    Thought I’d share my HR drift test results.
    I did this:
    1) 25 minute walk to the gym.
    2) hopped on treadmill at 20% tilt. My target for this 1st ever experiment was a HR of 125. (I think my Z1 ends at 130-132.
    3) Tried a speed of 4.2 km/hour but my HR was not going above 110 so I cranked it to 5.0k/hr and this brought it up to 125 after 10 min.
    4) slowed the speed to 4.2 and started my Garmin Forerunner 130 with a chest strap.
    5) did two 30 minute laps.

    The results are averages of 127 and 132 for each 30 minute period. This equates to an increase of just over 3%. In the 2nd half my HR reached 136 but fell back to about 133 for the most part. I forgot to bring water and between the walk and the test I was pretty thirsty at the end.

    I’ll repeat the test in a couple of weeks but will aim for a starting HR of 130.

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    Scott Johnston on #20674

    Neil:

    Sounds like a valid test. We normally run the AeT test for the full 60min and separate the data into halves. Not sure how long your break was between 30 segments.

    Scott

    Participant
    Neil on #20687

    Scott, I didn’t take a break. Just pushed the lap counter on my device.

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