If I cannot get close to HR max. when doing VO2 Max intervals, what is lacking? Is it muscle endurance, will power, simply doing more VO2 work?
I cannot reach more than about 95% of what I think is my HR max when on the bike. Doesn’t matter if its 30/15, 3min, 5min or 8min intervals. I don’t think my problem lies in pushing myself, as I am able to reach higher heart rates when rowing & playing squash.
I don’t think my problem is strength. both my dead lift and squat training weights are significantly more than my body weight