In this post I mentioned that I was using a Blink Heart Rate monitor because I can't see the numbers any more. It's flashing light shows me when I'm below JRA ( T1 or aerobic threshold), between T1 and T2 (T2 is anaerobic threshold) or above T2. Very simple. I like simple when it comes to trying to communicate with my class.
ICI/PRO member Chuck Cali has a fun video he shot as a way for users to learn a very simple assessment of T1 and T2. Except he doesn't call them T1 and T2... Instead he talks about Blue, Yellow and Red. Very simple 🙂
Please watch this and consider if this would be something you could teach on the bike as an introduction to Heart Rate training.
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watched the video and heard mention “top of the yellow” twice for the zoning stages. the last one described as not able to speak comfortably as “yellow”. wouldn’t this be the red? and if not what would the one in the video just before that be and so on. confused.
Good question Renee. Let see if I can clarify it for you..
To be clear the ‘top of yellow’ is the heart rate at which we make the blinking color LED switch from yellow to red indicating your effort is taking you beyond T2 or what we like to call threshold.
Simply stated after the assessment we program the Blink to change from blue to yellow at roughly T1 that is the first part of the youtube video. The second part is how we assess for T2 or anaerobic threshold to set when – as you point out – the Blink changes from yellow to red.
Hope that helps.