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Which is best: Power or Heart Rate?
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Posted on: Tuesday 22nd September 2015

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The increasing availability - combined with the falling prices - of cycle powermeters has made them an increasingly common sight on bikes of athletes of all levels. They are no longer simply the preserve of the professional peloton. So, should you train with power output? Can you get significant value and feedback from using a heart rate monitor... or perhaps utilise both?

In this video, Dr Garry Palmer from Sportstest ( reviews the Pros and Cons of using both of these tools, and highlights some of the issues to consider when using either or both to get the most from you training and racing.

Training and Racing: Heart Rate or Power... which is best?

Sportstest: Where exercise + science = results

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