Can anyone explain inaccurate heart rate readings when doing the Half Monty Ramp Test?
I use a Tckr chest strap, a 2021 Kickr Core and an ipad (Ios and Systm both up to date).
I did the test today, HR slowly crept up, then “got stuck” between 120-124bpm. I knew that I was working way harder and reading my pulse manually gave a rate of 155+.
This resulted in me getting to my max on the ramp, still at 124 - but my HR goal for the second half of the test was approx 106-110 BPM. At that point I bailed out and deleted the workout - quite fed up as it was the beginning of the ToS plan and I’d just binned the last week of a 12 week plan to do it.
Normally I would put this down to a dud battery or dry connection etc - but this same “freezing” happened last time I did Half Monty. The only major difference between this and my usual training is that I usually use ERG mode - whereas I change to “Level” for the tests.
Any ideas what could be going on here?
Also, should I just carry on with my current stats (3 months old, pre an “all rounder” prog), or aim to do a half monty again?
Thanks for any ideas / pointers / commiseration beers.