Maybe I’m in the group of trying to use a lab test for something that it isn’t useful for. I certainly did want to know the actual max number (nothing remotely special) out of curiosity. See this from a related thread.
In any case, I had a DEXA scan done and also did a VO2Max test for “fun”. Their HR monitor captured something weird during the very initial ramp of the test so I’m questioning the aerobic threshold HR they posted.
I’m jogging along at 5 mph and my HR spiked to around 160. I thought the chest strap had gone bonkers, but my Scoche I was recording at the same time did something similar with a much lower magnitude. It was my first run in a few months (nordic skier in the winter) so maybe my body got freaked out?
The real question I had was when they determined my aerobic threshold hr. They said 149. My goal is to give me a better goal for capping my easy workouts easier. I suspect I go too hard on my easy days. Not that I’m going to use it as a hard number, but seems like I should interpolate the spike out and my AT HR would be more like 126.
Feel free to tell me to ignore the tests all together.