Doctor insights on:
Cardiac Rehab Target Heart Rate
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
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
Not necessary: I assume you are talking abou your maximum calculated hr. If thats the case, not necessary. Depend how long you stay there. With high protein diet, weight lifting and short burst 1-2 mins every 5 mins of fast running for no more than 30mins, 3 times a week, probably not. Every person is different but you will built endurance and cardiac capacity. Check with a trainer for better results. ...Read more
Aerobic threshold: The important principle is to keep under your aerobic threshold when you are training. Here is a good website that explains why and gives you a guideline: https://philmaffetone.com/180-formula/ ...Read more
How long do docs recommend I should I stay in my target heart rate zone if i wish to burn body fat?
Can you tell me what you suggest if the resting heart rate is 72, calculate this persons target heart rate and vo2 at 60% of maximum?
90- 153: Remember it is just a target heart rate to get to during exercise, and not a number to get fixated to as you can see this is quite a wide range maximum heart rate in 40 year old is 180 . The benefit you get from exercise is not so specific at particular rate so do not worry to much about the rate just keep regular exercise schedule and follow it good luck. ...Read more
Ignore pop wisdom: Nobody's going to exercise scientifically for weight loss. It's a fact of human nature. Instead, you owe it to yourself to find something at least moderately strenuous that your physician approves, that you like, and that you can do with friends. Go crazy doing it, and get high from it. This "best heart rate" stuff is window dressing. Go get fit and have a great time doing it. ...Read more
Variable: The target heart rate (thr) is usually 50-75 % of the maximum heart rate for an individual. Ideally you get the maximum benefit when you stay with in the thr but going over for a few minutes is not a big problem. There really is not major advantage from a training perspective to go above the thr. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- What is target heart rate?
- Target heart rate for stress test
- Stress test target heart rate
- Curves target heart rate chart
- Cardiac arrest heart rate
- How to devise a target heart rate zone for exercise?
- Target heart rate for cardiopulmonary exercise by age
- Target heart rate for weight loss on a treadmill
- Target heart rate chart for women