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Maximum Heart Rate Calculator
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Age related: Your "maximum predicted heart rate" (mphr) is derived from your age. It is 220 minus your age. Note that this is a simple derived number, and actually has very little to do with actual physiologic limits of your own body. My usual advice regarding "maximal heart rate" is to use mphr as a general guide only. "listening to your body" is a better way of guiding exercise limits. ...Read more
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
Mphr: Is defined by 220-age in bpm.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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