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Doctor insights on: 14 Year Old Girl Target Heart Rate

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When I exercise, my heart rate goes between 160-175bpm. Is this too high for a 37 year old woman? Target heart rate calc says 146 maximum.

When I exercise, my heart rate goes between 160-175bpm. Is this too high for a 37 year old woman? Target heart rate calc says 146 maximum.

Depends: A formula widely accepted is 220-age=maximum heart rate. Keep in mind though that this is a simplistic formula with age as the only variable and standard deviation for this equation is 10 to 15 bpm. Target heart rates for aggressive cardioconditioning are generally recommended at 80% of your calculated maximum for a healthy individual. See your first GP to discuss any possible contraindications ...Read more

Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more


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What does equivocal cardiac stress test mean in the results? I am a 47 year old male with hypertension controlled through medication. I completed the test reaching the target heart rate with no other symptoms. Test was part of an annual insurance check u

What does equivocal cardiac stress test mean in the results? I am a 47 year old male with hypertension  controlled through medication. I completed the test reaching the target heart rate with no other symptoms. Test was part of an annual insurance check u

Stress test: Equivocal changes imply that Ekg on test show changes which were suggestive of positive but may have not met criteria completely. Using echocardiogram during stress or nick injection can be helpful to improve accuracy.nth God standard is still cardiac Cath ...Read more

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Please help me with an easy way to stay within target heart rate?

Please help me with an easy way to stay within target heart rate?

Target zones: Review the target zones of aerobic exercise. They are base on your maximal heart rate that is base in your age. Rough is 220-age. Lower the zone more fat burning and higher the zone more endurance. Buy a watch that measure your heart rate and go and have fun. ...Read more

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Can your target heart rate zone depend at all on your height or weight?

Can your target heart rate zone depend at all on your height or weight?

No: Depend on your age. Roughly maximal heart rate for men is 220-age and women 206-(agex0.88). By calculating mhr you can use target heart rate zone for your training goals. ...Read more

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How to determine target heart rate if already fast from coffee?

How to determine target heart rate if already fast from coffee?

Doesn't change: Resting heart rate has no bearing on target heart rate. Your age predicted maximal heart rate (apmhr) is 220 - age. Target heart rate is a % of that. Typical for exercise is 70-85% of apmhr. ...Read more

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Would doing aerobic exercises above my target heart rate be better than at it?

Not necessarily: Consistently dong exercise above your thr rate means you may bumping up against your maximal health rate. The thr is a safe and good level to exercise at without any risk to your heart. ...Read more

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What is treadmill stress and target heart rate?

What is treadmill stress and target heart rate?

Exercise test: Treadmill stress is to exercise on a treadmill to stress the heart and evaluate with ecg. Target rate is 85% of (220 - age). ...Read more

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Are you burning muscle if you go above your target heart rate?

Are you burning muscle if you go above your target heart rate?

No: There is no such thing as "target heart rate." depending on your training goals, the "target" could be anything from 60% to 100% of your max heart rate. Exceeding ~80-84% of max heart rate shifts metabolism to anaerobic (airless) metabolism resulting in the production of Lactic Acid and the burning sensation. The body is burning pure glucose here. Muscles break from overuse, not that process. ...Read more