6 doctors weighed in:

What is a good pulse rate for someone who exercises?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: When?

During the exercise or while resting? During vigorous exercise, depending on the age and fitness of the person, the heart rate could be from 120-170.
Resting heart rate varies from the 40s (for a marathoner) to the 90s (for someone much less fit).

In brief: When?

During the exercise or while resting? During vigorous exercise, depending on the age and fitness of the person, the heart rate could be from 120-170.
Resting heart rate varies from the 40s (for a marathoner) to the 90s (for someone much less fit).
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

In brief: It depends on age

Subtract your current age in years (35) from 220.
First multiply the number you get by 0.6. This is your minimum target exercising heart rate. Now multiply the first number you got by 0.8. This is your maximum target heart rate. Stay inside that range when you exercise. 220-35=185; 185x0.6= 111; 185x0.8=148. Your "normal" heart rate for exercise is between those 2 numbers.

In brief: It depends on age

Subtract your current age in years (35) from 220.
First multiply the number you get by 0.6. This is your minimum target exercising heart rate. Now multiply the first number you got by 0.8. This is your maximum target heart rate. Stay inside that range when you exercise. 220-35=185; 185x0.6= 111; 185x0.8=148. Your "normal" heart rate for exercise is between those 2 numbers.
Dr. Cory Annis
Dr. Cory Annis