You certainly don’t want to be scrolling the memes during VO2 intervals…why does this phenomena happen?
And on a similar note why does burping make HR briefly dip by 10-15bpm
To that I have an answer!
Any gas escapage (via either end) disrupts the CNS and the vagus nerve.
Burping reduces your intra-abdominal pressure, which reduces your blood pressure temporarily.
So the key to keeping a low HR during Vo2 intervals is to prep with a carbonated beer-like beverage?
Beans, beans, the magical fruit. The more you eat, the more you prevent heart rate decoupling during long threshold efforts.
Oh…I thought that was my secret weapon.
Ummm…no info about laughing?
Laughing gas, maybe?
Only 3-4 for me. And increases 3-4 if I have any acid reflux.
Is it because it causes you to lose concentration? I can’t talk to anyone during VO2max. My wife will sometimes come down and ask me how long I have left (I usually ride before dinner in the evening) and I can’t answer that simple question even with the TR display in front of me!
Because it diverts all your power to your laughter muscles.
So you’re saying during a race I should make my opponents laugh?!?
Just before that break away hill, drop a loud fart, and ride away. They will be too busy laughing whilst simultaneously choking on methane and hydrogen sulphide.
I cant fart while in the saddle, Ass up, stop peddling, a good chuckle and we are off again.