I practice 30 to 45 minutes of ergometric bike. During such exercise, I can handle speed and resistance level to mantain my heart rate from ~60 to 70% of my maximum heart rate. This exercise is combined with my weight training sessions. But I need to save some time and I am really not so interested to change the weight training sessions.
I decided to monitor my heart rates during my humble, limited, amateur, old-fat-man-olympic-lift sessions. The readings can easily reach the above cardio readings and overcome such values. Every time one lift is executed, I can handle the resting periods (between reps) to lower until some value that is 60% when, another lift is executed in the cases of fives, fours, triples, and doubles. When one set of “n” reps is done, I can rest until my heart rate is lowered to 50%. The only exeption is for my two days of upper-body training (my sessions are divided in oly, upper strenght and lower strength).
I am very interested to discard these cardio sessions to better acomodate my weight training sessions due to lack of time.
For this context, my question is: by conducting my lower-body and oly training sessions through the monitoring of my heart rate will I be promoting the same benefits than the bike-work? Please disregard the “bike + weight training” total expenditure for this comparison (which would produce a bigger expenditure, of course).