Comparative Study of Heart Rate Training Versus Power Training for Cycling Performance
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 562-571
AbstractRelative comparison between HR and Power training to see which one was more effective. Purpose: To make a comparative study and determine the more effective methodology of cycling training. Methods: 10 amateur cyclists used different training metric devices i.e. HR Monitor or Power Meters to see the difference in performance after a training period of one month. FTP tests were conducted; results were measured and recorded before and after the 1 month training plan. The percentage improvement in FTP in one month was recorded after the athletes completed their training using Heart Rate training metrics and subsequently Power Training metrics. This sample data was used to calculate mean percentage improvement for HR and Power Training methodologies. Results: Mean percentage improvement for Power training samples was 5.70% and mean percentage improvement for HR training samples was 2.20%. Conclusion: Power training is more effective than HR training for cyclists in terms of training intensity.
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