What the Peloton Strive Score Reveals About Your Fitness
- by Tech Today
- Posted on October 5, 2022
If you’re a bit over the top of the leaderboards on Peloton (who would like to be third after pedaling at a speed that makes you nearly puke?) The Strive Score, the latest Peloton measurement–may be just what you need. But what’s a good Peloton Strive Score? And what should you aim at? Let’s dive into the details.
“The Peloton strive score is an individual score, not competitive, that measures the amount of time you are in various heart zone during your exercise,” says Jennifer Haythe, MD, associate professor of medicine at Columbia University, co-director of Columbia Women’s Heart Center, and a critical care cardiologist. “It’s intended to to keep track of the duration you spend in various heart rate zones during various workouts on different days in the course of.”
How do you calculate the Strive Score Peloton?
The whole “went so hard that I almost puked” idea actually comes with an metric and is tied with your heart’s. In order to make it work you’ll require an appropriate heart rate monitor (or HRM, such as an Apple Watch)–and most importantly the most important thing is the Peloton cycle or treadmill.
The most recent Bike+ is suitable for Apple Watch, but the OG Peloton bike and Tread connects to Bluetooth LE as well as ANT+ HRMs, such as the Whoop strap, or Peloton HRM strap. If you own the Bike+ as well as an Apple Watch, there’s a step-by-step instruction on how to connect your Apple Watch with Peloton, connect them and start getting you Strive Score rolling when you connect the.
If you don’t own any piece of Peloton equipment in your home, soon you’ll be able to access the Strive Score using the Peloton app, Apple TV app, or the Fire TV app. (Currently it’s only available to members of the Access All-Access.)
What can the Strive Score determined?
Peloton adheres to CDC guidelines for determining the target heart rate. “Target heart rate refers to the number 220 minus the age of your body,” Dr. Haythe states. With this equation that a 30-year old’s maximum heart rate is around 190 beats/minute.
But, and this is a major however!–don’t keep the same number over a long period of time. “This doesn’t mean that you have to exercise at the maximum heart rate for prolonged time,” warns Dr. Haythe. “In reality, the suggestion is to aim for 80-85 percent of your maximum heart rate when exercising,” which for a 30 year old would be around 150-160 beats/minute. Fortunately, you don’t have to think about any of the calculation, since the Strive Score will do the work for you.
What is your goal score? How high should your Strive Score
When it comes to how often you should exercise it could be related to the health of your heart. “The general recommendation of the American Heart Association is to take 150 minutes moderate-intensity workout per week, or 75 minutes vigorous exercise each week or a mix of both,” says Dr. Haythe.
What does this mean into the Strive Score? The final score could indicate the moderate or vigorous level of intensity. Peloton’s website states how this system favors greater heart rate, so an exercise that is more intense (and HR) results in more points. “We recognize that this is just one of the many concepts which are utilized to assist individuals achieve their individual health goals.” The end result is that the “best” score or the “good” score, boils down to the goals you set for yourself the way you exercise, your body, and the level of your progress on your fitness journey.
What is the reason Strive Score? Strive Score could be more reliable than the leaderboard
Your body’s composition, your heart stamina, body composition as well as your fitness level are all important that contribute to an intense workout. And (obviously) there are many different ways to train. A soul-shattering workout for someone else could be a breeze for you and the reverse is true. With Strive Score is a method of assessing the degree of challenge a specific exercise was for your body, using an ad hoc metric that is more precise than “that felt tough.” If you keep track of your pulse rate you will be more aware of your body and understand the feelings that translate to what intensities.
If you’re a bit over the top of the leaderboards on Peloton (who would like to be third after pedaling at a speed that makes you nearly puke?) The Strive Score, the latest Peloton measurement–may be just what you need. But what’s a good Peloton Strive Score? And what should you aim at? Let’s dive…