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Of the numerous heart rate zone conditioning formulas. Who's formula do you feel is the most productive for a male 46 year old amateur athlete?

Of the numerous heart rate zone conditioning formulas.  Who's formula do you feel is the most productive for a male 46 year old amateur athlete?

General rules below: Consider exercising for a sustained period of time (20-40 minutes) at 60-70% of your maximum heart rate. One formula we use is 220-age. So for you, 220-46 =174. 174 x 0.6 = 104. 174 x 0.7 = 122. So, strive to keep your heart rate between 104 and 122. ...Read more

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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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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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Could you tell me what happens when i workout over my target heart rate zone?

Could you tell me what happens when i workout over my target heart rate zone?

Nothing: When people ask me about what their target hr should be when working out, i tell them that the workout intensity is more important than heart rate. So if you feel like you are overdoing it, are exhausted and feeling sick after your workout, and your hr was less than target, it was too much. Decrease intensity. If hr is higher than target, and you feel ok afterwards, that's ok, no problem. ...Read more

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What to do if i want to know what happens when you exercise over your target heart rate zone?

What to do if i want to know what happens when you exercise over your target heart rate zone?

Nothing: When people ask me about what their target hr should be when working out, i tell them that the workout intensity is more important than heart rate. So if you feel like you are overdoing it, are exhausted and feeling sick after your workout, and your hr was less than target, it was too much. Decrease intensity. If hr is higher than target, and you feel ok afterwards, that's ok, no problem. ...Read more

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Is it good to have 70% heart rate zone with 131 heart beats/min for 30 minutes?

Bad: If you are 41, then a heart rate of 131 is considered tachycardia (rapid heart rate). A normal heart rate for an adult is 60-100 beats per minute. ...Read more

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I am a female. 49 years old. Been running the last 4 months. Started doing 2/1 intervals. Run in zone 2 minutes walk 1 minute and on for 30 minutes. At the end I ran hard and my chest began to tighten. Heart rate was 166. When I stopped it went away. Ran

I am a female. 49 years old. Been running the last 4 months. Started doing 2/1 intervals. Run in zone 2 minutes walk 1 minute and on for 30 minutes. At the end I ran hard and my chest began to tighten. Heart rate was 166. When I stopped it went away. Ran

Likely odd: If only one time , then probably an oddity. You should be watching your heart rate monitor. Be sure you are properly recovered each set. Should only do these 1 x week. Mix easy distance in with the week's plan. What is the goal and your background ? may ask running club for advice, or coach. Good luck. (USAT Level I certified coach) ...Read more

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How high does my heart rate have to be in order for me to be in a "weight loss zone"? Like as long as my heart is pumping really fast am i shading lbs

How high does my heart rate have to be in order for me to be in a "weight loss zone"? Like as long as my heart is pumping really fast am i shading lbs

220 minus age x0.6: The general rule for an aerobic workout, assuming you have no health reasons not to work out vigorously, is to aim for a heart rate of 60 percent of max, which is 220 minus your age (so your max is 220 - 23 or 197, and 60% of this is 118). Note that this general rule is controversial, and not everyone believes in it. ...Read more

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I am wondering what heart rate zone do I need when i run so i can get leg and ab muscles?

I am wondering what heart rate zone do I need when i run so i can get leg and ab muscles?

Depend : Are you overweight? Slim? Are you in shape? Ifyou need to loose weight then fat burning zone will be good achieving 70 of maximal heart rate. Mhr =220-age x 0.7. Then slowly build up to increase endurance. Weigh lifting and ab exercises need to be done. If in good shape 30 min of slow pace/ high pace. Ex: 2 min slow walk with 70% then 2min 85%. Alternate low and high pace. ...Read more