That normally happens, when the carried weight is too low. Increase the weight to the point, when your legs start to burn gently. Another cause could be that the slope is not steep enough but the 30+° should rule out that cause.
I’m into week 9 of my mountaineering focussed base period and have started lower body ME workouts, but I’m a little confused about how these work outs are supposed to be done.
In TFTNA, the regulation of intensity is described as ‘nose breathing’ (ie zone 1), and the ‘rate of climb is limited by your legs, not by your breathing’.
The question I have is that using the water jug carry (25% of body weight on a 350m high hill with an average gradient of between 35-50 degrees), my heart rate climbs into zone 3 in around 5 minutes, even when climbing at a snail’s pace. This kind of makes sense as the effort of lifting weights in the gym will cause a spike in HR.
I do have ADS, my AeT is 140 BPM and my AnT is 167 BPM.
Carrying 25% of my bodyweight frankly isn’t very challenging, as a soldier I’m used to carrying heavy packs up to 60-70% of my bodyweight, and carrying a lighter weight in an attempt to reduce my HR seems counter productive to the purpose of the ME workout.
Is there something I’m missing? Should I continue with the current 20-25% body weight load and work in zone 3? If so, how is this likely to affect my efforts to fix my ADS? Should I bin the ME workouts and focus on the ADS, or potentially swap the water jug carry for gym based ME workout?
Thanks in advance.