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What Is My Heart Rate Zone
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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