foo on patrol wrote:I think you blokes have missed the main thing, fitness level!!!
Your heart rate is dependent on your level of fitness.
HR is not a measure of fitness.
foo on patrol wrote:Forget all this crap about HR, cadence and power out put and get you your fitness to a level where you need to focus on these things.
The power you can sustain for any given duration is the best measure of fitness.
This doesn't mean you have to have a power meter, since that's just a device to measure things - but not having a power meter doesn't mean a focus on improving power output is the wrong thing. In fact from a fitness development point of view, it's the ONLY thing that matters.
foo on patrol wrote:I believe what Alex has developed in his programes for training is good, but unless you have put in the hard yards to start with you will not see the real benefit. ( I await to be put down)
My training plans are designed for anyone seeking to improve their performance, no matter their current fitness level. You won't see benefit if you don't sufficiently execute on the plans.