First off, I am a 17 year old male, 5'7" tall, and weigh 140 lbs. For exercise, I use a stationary bicycle (Lifecycle) currently on manual (constant hill) level 1. I just started this exercise program and I haven't done any sports/exercise program for the last 4-5 years.
On the bicycle, I have to stay on level 1 because it puts my HR at 155-165 and my target range max is 173. I would like to go up to level 2, 3 and 4, but can't because starting at level 2, my HR creeps up to 170s. I feel like I can handle level 2 and 3 for 20 minutes or more without too much of a problem, but apparently my HR doesn't agree. So, my question is... WHEN will it agree? How long will I have to stay on level 1 before it my HR drops to say 140 while on level 1 forcing me to bump up to level 2 then later have to bump up to level 3, etc... can I expect this sort of improvement to take place or am I only going to see like a 5 point drop in HR during exercising leaving me at level 1
Thanks for any info.