By connecting a heart rate belt when training an interval session with the app, you will be able to calculate your maximum heart rate. (All heart rate belts that use bluetooth can be used in the app).
This is how we calculate your maximum heart rate
By connecting a heart rate belt when training an interval session with the app, you will be able to calculate your maximum heart rate. (All heart rate belts that use bluetooth can be used in the app). As you complete more sessions, the maximum heart rate will be fine-tuned. The calculation will be mote accurate with more sessions. You will receive a notification in the app, letting you know your calculation is done. Accept in order to have the new calculation as your basis.
If you have a fitness watch (Garmin, Fitbit, Polar og Apple) with optical measurement, this can also be used to calculate your maximum heart rate. Note, you will not receive a live update of your heart rate directly in the app during the workout, but you will receive the notification informing you that your maximum heart rate has been calculated, in the app, when your training session is saved and uploaded. ATTENTION! In this case, you must start your watch and the app at the same time.
This is important
In order for the app to be able to calculate your maximum heart rate, it is important that you follow the instructions in each interval training in the app. Read it carefully and make sure you don't spend more or less than you can.
Healthcare personnel do not use maximum heart rate
At the Training Clinic at Myworkout, health personnel use the app Myworkout GO. They guide by observation and feeling in the individual - the test is submaximal. This means that you train without feeling discomfort, and thus you can find out your maximum heart rate with the Myworkout GO app without having to go all the way out. "Normal" maximum heart rate tests, on the other hand, require work to exhaustion. The guideline for the 4x4 interval session is that you should breathe heavily, but not follow discomfort.
It is in the kites that the testing takes place, and towards the end of the kites you should not feel for or be able to answer in full sentences, but only with single words.
It should feel like you can do one more minute at the same pace on each stroke. After the last pull, you should feel that you can manage one more four-minute pull. For those who are unfamiliar with exercise, or have serious diagnoses, the start is even easier.
Large margins of error
Many people use statistical values when calculating their maximum heart rate - this gives an error margin of up to 20%. With such a large margin of error, the value you get will be useless. The aim of using maximum heart rate is to find the right training intensity for the individual, and it will therefore not be helpful to use an average number.
Why should you know your maximum heart rate?
Basically, it is not necessary to know what our maximum heart rate is. Nevertheless, it can be an aid to staying in the right heart rate zone when you exercise. By using a heart rate belt, the app Myworkout GO will be able to guide you to be in the right heart rate zone when training 4x4 intervals. In the kites, you should then be between 85-95% of your maximum heart rate, and you will be notified by the app if you are above or below this zone.
It is important to note that most people are able to find this zone themselves by following their breathing:
- you should breathe heavily but not uncomfortably
- you should be able to work at the same intensity for an extra minute when the move is finished
- after the last pull you should be able to manage an extra pull