First off, a little background;
38 years old, been on and off the bikes for 7-8 years, also ran for sometime but i was never and athletic person. Actually was always on the overweight side of the things. For 4 months doing SSMV plan and i am currently in the build phase, lost 12-13 kgs (>15% of body weight and most of it was fat in last 4 months.
My question is, why my lower heart rates are so unproductive? Let’s say i jump on my bike and my heart rate is around 80-90 bpm and i start the simplest effort, it immediately jumps over 120.
If i am really well breathing and lucky that day, i can stay below 120 for a minute or two.
Probably one of the reasons is, i do not train at these lower heart rates i.e long walks or having slightly more active lifestyle. I wonder if anybody else experience this, is this an indicator of something or just normal?
And my heart rate is/was generally high, i am not worried to go around 180 and stay there some minutes.
If you think that it really boils down to training on Zone 1-2, what is the most effective way to train your heart for below zone 3 works?
An additional note, my resting hr is dropping ~2 bpm every month since April. It was 60 bpm initially and July average is 51.