Our latest release of TrakCoach 1.4 can now estimate your body age and track changes in your fitness, automatically!
Recovery Rate (or Heart Rate Recovery) is the speed at which your heart rate returns to normal after exercise, and is considered a good measure of your cardiac efficiency. In general, the faster your heart rate returns to normal the fitter you are.
TrakCoach measures Recovery Rate by calculating the difference between highest heart rate (above 80% max) during an intense interval and lowest heart rate (below recovery threshold) following 2 minutes of rest. Based on the Enhanced Medical Care method, if Recovery Rate is >=66 bpm then your body age is much younger than your calendar age, 59-65 bpm then your body age is moderately younger than your calendar age, 53-58 bpm then your body age is slightly younger than your calendar age, 22-52 bpm then your body age is about the same as your calendar age, and <22 bpm then your body age is slightly older than your calendar age.
Finally, using Recovery Rate as a measure of fitness, your fastest Recovery Rate from each workout is used to draw the red trend line under the Profile tab. A line-of-best-fit (blue line) through this trend line accurately measures your change in fitness over time.
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