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Exercising At Maximum Heart Rate
Exercise: for a 50y/o person we generally would recommend not getting the rate that high. Generally we would keep the maximum under 170 and the training 150 or less. ...Read more
Calculation: Mhr = 220-age. Remember it's a calculation and not exact number. If no symptoms associated you should be ok. However, why you want to reach your mhr? Know the training zones and exercise accordingly. Ex: 60-70% training zone for basic endurance and fat burning; caloric burning depend on exercise time. ...Read more
What's my real maximum heart rate? I have noticed while exercising that in can get over 220 (my registered max is 224). Does it have any implications?
When I jog or am in the middle of a 5k, my heart rate can go up as high as 160-170. For my weight and age, what should be the maximum heart rate I should allow while exercising. I am 59, 196 pounds, and do not feel any strain at this heart rate?
Maximum heart rate?: The calculation for maximum heart rate would be 220 minus age, so if we round your age up for the calculation (no offense meant), we'd have a maximum heart rate of 160. That being said, that's not to imply that something bad will happen if your heart rate hits 161 or even 170 for a short time. Remember, it's just a calculation and does not take into account your overall level of fitness. ...Read more
I was exercising and my heart rate was at 125-132 how come it went down to 80 real fast after i stopped?
I have started exercising recently and my heart rate goes up to near max within a few minutes doing nothing strenuous, RHR 50s 60s. I'm concerned?
Indicator: Elevated hr is an indicator that you're exercising adequately. ...Read more
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