Heart Rate Zones Explained | Do They Even Matter?
Published on January 19th 2023
Heart rate zones have been used by athletes and coaches for as long as we've had portable heart rate monitors BUT have we become too obsessed with those numbers? Mark and Heather explain what heart rate zones are, how to find yours and if you should use them for your triathlon training. Should we be relying on them or not? 0:00 - Intro 0:27 - Olav Aleksander Bu on zones 2:11 - What are zones? 2:57 - How to do threshold tests 3:57 - How to calculate your zones 5:08 - Using zones 6:14 - Zone 1 6:24 - Zone 2 6:45 - Zone 3 7:14 - Zone 4 7:33 - Zone 5 8:05 - Can we rely on zones? Useful Links Submit your Photo and Video to us 👉 https://gtn.io/UPLOAD Check out the GTN Shop 👉 https://gtn.io/TeamKit Watch more on GTN... 📹 Everything You Need To Know About Heart Rate Zones! 👉 https://youtu.be/2f37j7SVjXY 📹 Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist 👉 https://gtn.io/editorschoice 📹 Watch our weekly show, The GTN Show 👉 https://gtn.io/GTNshowPlaylist Photos: © Triathlon / Getty Images 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound / Artlist 🎵 #gtn #triathlon #swimbikerun #swim #bike #run #beginner #zones #heartrate #training #triathlontraining The Global Triathlon Network (GTN) is the world's biggest triathlon YouTube channel, with new videos every day! GTN is for anyone who loves triathlon: from seasoned triathletes to first-timers – and everyone in between! With the help of our former pro and Olympic medal-winning team, we’re here to inform, entertain and inspire you to become a better triathlete; including videos on: - How to swim, bike, and run faster with expert knowledge - Try our session ideas - Investigations into wide-ranging topics - The best triathlon bike tech and gear with pro-know-how - In-depth, entertaining features from the heart of the sport - Chat, opinion and interact with us across the channel and on social media! Join us on YouTube’s best triathlon channel to get closer to the sport and to become a better, faster and fitter triathlete! Welcome to the Global Triathlon Network. Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon bikes: http://gtn.io/canyon-bikes THEMAGIC5: https://gtn.io/TheMagic5 MET Helmets: https://gtn.io/MET ON Running: http://gtn.io/On-Running Orca: http://gtn.io/Orca Park Tool: http://gtn.io/parktool Precision Fuel & Hydration: https://gtn.io/PrecisionHydration Selle Italia: https://gtn.io/SelleItalia Trimtex: https://gtn.io/Trimtex Wahoo: https://gtn.io/Wahoo Zwift: http://gtn.io/zwift Watch our sister channels: Global Cycling Network - https://www.youtube.com/gcn GCN Tech - https://www.youtube.com/gcntech GCN Racing - https://www.youtube.com/gcnracing GCN Italia - https://www.youtube.com/gcnitalia GCN en Espanol - https://www.youtube.com/gcnenespanol GCN auf Deutsch - https://www.youtube.com/gcnaufdeutsch GCN en Francais - https://www.youtube.com/gcnenfrancais GCN Japan - https://www.youtube.com/gcnjapan GCN Training - https://www.youtube.com/gcntraining Global Mountain Bike Network - https://youtube.com/gmbn GMBN Tech - https://www.youtube.com/gmbntech Electric Mountain Bike Network - https://www.youtube.com/emb