If you are doing a higher speed descent (i.e., cycling, running, skiing), I have found that the flapping of a synthetic shirt on the chest strap will lead to inaccurate heart rate spikes. If you’re hiking and don’t have a flapping synthetic shirt, I’m not sure why that would happen.
I am still trying to learn more about HR training. I tend to stay in my zone 1-2 on the uphill, but my HR spikes into zone 3-4 very easily on the downhill. I find it odd because I feel my best while coming downhill. My breathing is labored going up and my breathing is easy while coming down. I would think that my HR would be more elevated on the uphill vs. downhill when comparing how I am feeling and how I am breathing.
Can anyone shed some light on this?
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