Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Heart Rate zones in swimming

Collapse
X
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Heart Rate zones in swimming

    Hi,

    I would like to fill in my heart rate zones in Garmin Connect.
    Can you help me - tell how to do it?
    I know that the zones are different from running and cycling but I don't know to what extend ????
    Is there any calculator that can help me set my swimming lthr from running etc?

    Thanks for any help

  • #2
    Always hard to answer questions like this as we are all different. Of course the best way to find your HRmaxswim is for you to undertake a HRmax swim set in the pool following a similar protocol for cycling/running. I did stumble on this piece of research sometime ago suggesting that lowering by ~12bpm compared to a treadmill test might be about right https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1889941

    You could try this from SportTracks Since this will give you a pace at LT, there will be a related HR that you can use accordingly.
    Last edited by philipshambrook; 12-19-2018, 04:46 PM.

    Comment


    • #3
      Ok, I will try it out

      Comment


      • #4
        13% reduction of each of your running heart rate zones is another one I've read and has worked well for me.

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by Baralien View Post
          13% reduction of each of your running heart rate zones is another one I've read and has worked well for me.
          Wow! 13% is quite high. Where did you read that? I've read swimming is anywhere between 10-17 bpm lower than your running Max HR for the average person. That is if the individual is primarily a runner. Someone like Michael Phelps would be the opposite since swimming is his primary sport, just as Lance Armstrong's cycling Max HR would be his highest.

          Comment


          • #6
            I can't now remember where I read it. I've also seen the 10-17bpm adjustment. The article I read said the bpm adjustment is the range of observed difference they had seen and that gave an average difference of 13% across the study.

            Comment

            Working...
            X