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Max Heart Rate Calculator For Men
Yes: There are standard tables for men and women, indicating the expected maximum heart rates at different ages, that would occur on exercise. You can easily find them on line. Weight is not a factor because different people can have different weights and get the same maximum heart rate on execise. ...Read more
I used two calculators to find my target heart rate, with different results. One used my resting heart rate. Which should I use for losing weight?
No magic number: There's no perfect number. Here a good rule of thumb. Subtract your age from 220. This is your maximum predicted heart rate. Multiple by 60%. This is your recommended target heart rate. Example: age 44. 220-44=176. 0.6x 176=105. 105 is your target. Remember: you'll lose more weight by reducing your intake than by trying to burn it up. Any exercise at any heart rate is beneficial for dieters. ...Read more
220-your age: You can easily find your target heart rate (thr) with this simple method. Subtract your age from 220 (226 for women) to calculate your maximum heart rate (mhr). ...Read more
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Exercise and pulse: Young people can easily exceed the recommended pulse rate of (220-age) x 0.7. First off, it's an artificial, but fair estimate for the average person in average condition. Use it as a gauge for measuring cardiovascular fitness. As you get fit, equivalent amounts of exercise should require lesser heart rates; greater exertion can be done with similar heart rates. Don't over think it or overdo it. ...Read more
I have a very high heart rate when exercising Avg. 174 Max 184 Should I see someone, or is this normal?
At your age it is: Possible to achieve a maximal heart rates of 196 BPM so it sounds like you are in the normal range but perhaps pushing yourself a little too hard with your routine. Take it a little easier on yourself. Aim for sustained HR of 85% (167 BPM) for 20 minutes with an appropriate warm up and cool down for 10 minutes on each side. ...Read more
When doing cardio should I go for the machine that keeps my heart rate the highest to achieve max wt. Loss?
Exercise: You should use the exercise form that you are likely to continue long term. You want to exercise life long and establish the pattern now. ...Read more
When I start jogging at low speed, my heartrate shoots to max heart rate of 173, until after 5mins it normalizes to 123. Is this normal?
No: Your resting heart rate should be around 80 bpm, 120 is very high, you also have a exaggerated heart rate response to exercise, this could be due to being deconditioned, or if you are using certain medications, drinking excessive amounts of caffeinated beverages. I recommend you see a doctor. ...Read more
48 yrs old. Max heart rate on slow (65 mins) 5 mile run =230. Average HR =182. Training watch says 0% of run is at appropriate rate for my age. OK?
How do you feel?: There is no rule that says it can't go that fast, but it's more than expected. It's possible your monitor is "double counting" the beats, which is not uncommon because it misinterprets the electrical impulse of your heart. Do you have a fast heart rate at rest? Do you have palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, passing out or chest pain? If you have those, see your doc to check rhythm. ...Read more
Is it safe to exercise close to your max heart rate? I'm 26 years old and when I jog my heart rate usually gets up to 175 BPM. Should I slow itdown
Yes: Yes, if you are an otherwise healthy 26 year-old, exercising to a heart rate of near 200 BPM would be normal. An exercise heart rate of 175 would be healthy. As you exercise more, the heart rate during exercise will decrease. A heart healthy diet and exercise program will help you to exercise at lower heart rates. ...Read more
HR reaches 180 max and takes me 50 minutes to drop to just below 100 BPM when I finish an Insanity workout. Do I have abnormal heart rate recovery?
?: The usual standard for HR recovery is a 10% drop in 60 seconds. ...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?
Optimum heart rate: The maximum heart rate is calculated based on your age: 220 - age so if you are 26 then your max is 194 -- but we recommend the optimum heart rate for exercise that is 85-90 percent of max for cardio fitness -- so for you is around 170 and maintain it for 20-30 minutes. ...Read more
When exercising, if you're working to try to get more fit so pushing yourself, is it safe to briefly exceed 85% of estimated max heart rate as long as you bring it down within a few minutes (say <3)?
Yes: Presuming you are in good cardiovascular health medicallt speaking yes it is ok to do this. This type of interval training will increase your aerobic fitness level and helps burn more calories. ...Read more
Maximal heart rate: Calculations are estimates. If you are heathy enough nothing will happen to you. During exercise you go up to where you can go. I go over mine all the times at 50 y/0. Enjoy your work out. ...Read more
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?
22 male. Moderate/highly active. Heart heart rate of approx 48. Is it healthy/unhealthy to hit max heart rate twice weekly? Highest I've been is 179.
Healthy: Go for it. Your heart rate is a reflection of the intensity of your work outs. High heart rate equates with high intensity. Just be careful, it also puts you at risk of "overdoing it" with the potential of hurting yourself or worse, burning out and not wanting to exercise. Good job though. ...Read more
Trick Question?: Well... If you just finished exercise at 70% pmhr, your hr is... (drumroll)... 70% pmhr. Now if you're asking about recovery, hr will generally decline to 50% pmhr within 5 minutes for most people, though it depends heavily on whether you had an anaerobic component in there too. ...Read more
What should my resting heart rate and max heart rate be? I'm a 48yr old female who exercises 4-5 days/wk.
Yes: Resting heart rate is normally between 60-90. It can be lower for athletes or very fit people. The maximum heart rate is 220 minus the person's age. The recommendation for moderate intensity exercise is to maintain heart rate at 50-70% of the maximum heart rate. ...Read more
Recent 5 mile run. Average heart rate 182. Max hr 230. 0% of run in zone. Is this OK? Heart tests in profile. No probs found. Waking HR 62. No meds.
Your figures: Appear normal but I do not understand "0%of run in zone" CLARIFY please! ...Read more
Does everyone age 55+ who walks fast for exercise and who are in good general health with no known heart problems need to know their max heart rate?
I am a 45 year old male. My restin heart rate is 42-44bpm. When running a 3 mile sub 6 min/mile pace my max heart rate touched 205bpm. Is this normal?
I have been diagnosed with LVH. What should my resting heart rate be and wgat should my heart max rate be when exercising?
How do you FEEL?: Heart rate is subscience. If you are exercising, have and high blood pressure stuff under control, and do not have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or some other structural heart problem, then I would fret about it. Almost all athletic people, even me, and almost all obese people have cardiac hypertrophic of the sort that never killed anyone. Get / stay fit as applicable and ignore pulse rate ...Read more
6MWT results: 477m, with saturation going down from 100% to 97%, heart rate up to 75% max. I'm 39. Cardiologist said is not good. What should it be?
Not terrible: It's not an aweful result but distance should be over 500 meters and oxygen levels should not drop. Many times a repeat study will have a better distance due to learning better how to pace yourself but the drop in oxygen level might merit some investigation such as a PFT and echocardiogram. ...Read more
If somebody has high heart rate (>90 at rest) it is very easy to hit the max HR during exercise even moderate. How safe is to exercise at that level?
Slowly increase...: Lack of conditioning can lead to a HR that increases rather quickly with exercise. Slowly increasing the duration & exertion with exercise - and being consistent with exercise will help lead to a lower resting HR and a slower increase. The max HR recommendations are safe; however, it isn't easy to maintain them for a length of time that would be beneficial. Build up your tolerance. ...Read more
Hi. I'm an athlete. 19 yrs old. When I do max workouts, I will cool down for like 1 minute and then I lay on the ground to catch my breath. Noticed that my heart rate stays at 140 laying down. It stays around 138-144 for about 4 minutes. Max hr 195?
Beta blocking: Some people are able to reach an elevated heart rate while taking this medicine, but if there is enough of this kind of medicine, they will not be able to. Different people require different amounts of beta blocker for it to slow the heart rate, and the effects vary as well. ...Read more
63 yo female, resting hr 45, no hi bp, very fit/bmi 22, heart rate with only moderate exercise @185 routinely, max recorded 238. What's up?
Sensitive SNS: The sympathetic nervous system releases catecholamines which can increase the heart rate. If the rate returns to low a few minutes after exercise that is not a problem. Exercise that increases hr above 120 for an hour actually decreases cardiac out put and is not healthy. Are there no symptoms when hr is so fast.? Have you had an ekg when hr is so high? ...Read more
I had a nuclear stress test. Why was my max heart rate only 152 before pushing the nuclear water? It was very easy. Will it give correct results?
TYes: With Heart rate of 152 you should get correct results. ...Read more
Is using the stair master better than treadmill? I always feel like I get a better workout on stairs than on tread and I'm close to my max heart rate.
Depends: This depends on you and how you use the respective machines. Each machine has its benefits and detriments. For either machine you can get a very good work out by either increasing resistance, speed, steps/mins, or inclination. Just know that treadmills involve more weight bearing and can be "tougher" on certain peoples joints. Listen to your body and it doesn't hurt to monitor your heart rate! ...Read more
Polisomnograf. SpO2 mean=92%. Min=80%.ODI=12.apnea=0.AHI =5, 5. heart rate:mean=88.min=71.Max=103. Diagnosis=alveolar ipoventilation. Which Dr treats it?
Have jogged quite slowly for past 3 yrs. Imposs. To keep heart rate much below max. (163-175) Often exceed this. Can feel exhausted for few day. Safe?
Checkup: Time for a cardiac evaluation. The heart rate is not as concerning as the fatigue, which may actually be appropriate, but it's hard to say without an exam. If you intend to continue this healthy endeavor get a checkup so you can exercise with peace of mind. ...Read more
What would my max heart rate be during exercise while on Inderal. I'm 52 and overweight and my resting HR is 89 without Inderal?
MAximal HR.: In the absence of your beta blocker (Inderal), your max HR would be around 170, and your exercise target would then be around 120 or 130. Beta blockers blunt the HR-increasing effect of exercise, so you may notice it’s harder to get up that 120-130 range. As another gauge, your cardio should be intense enough that you feel winded but are still able to carry on a conversation with sentences. ...Read more
What is the normal heart rate for a fetus at 37 weeks. My daughter's heart rate has usually been 130-140 max. Now its 160-163.?
Ask your OB please: Normal range 120-160-170 your OB can do an ultrasound with a biophyscial profile and a monitor strip called an nst if necessary to make sure everything is ok, what would be more worrisome would be if the ht rate keeps increasing, so call your OB any serious problems at this point in your pregnancy- u would need to be delivered. ...Read more
What should my max heart rate go up to whilst pregnant keeping in mind I was a very active long distance runner before falling pregnant?
Do you mean heart rate at rest or while engaging in long distance running during pregnancy? Pregnancy per se would not make your heart rate go up. If you are no longer an active runner, your resting heart rate would go up some due to lack of conditioning, with or without pregnancy.
For the sake of your and your baby's health, you should be under the care of an obstetrician.
Wish you good health! ...Read more
What is the max heart rate for a 40 yr old? For a 30 min workout rate is 165? Is that normal? Weighs 176 and 5 feet with pre hypertension
Exercise HR: Your rate is at 92% MPHR. To achieve cardiac benefit you should be at least 85% ( (220-age)x85%=MPHR)) ...Read more
Cardiologist's staff threadmill technician says max heart rate is 158 for age. I said this does not count BMI which makes max rate 173. I'm right.?
Neither: Maximum age predicted heart rate is calculated by subtracting age from 220. ...Read more