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What is the karvonen formula?

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Dr. Steven Hill
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The karvonen formula is a mathematical formula that helps you determine your target heart rate (hr) training zone.
The formula uses maximum and resting heart rate with the desired training intensity to get a target heart rate. Target heart rate = ((max hr ? resting hr) × %intensity) + resting hr example.

In brief: Complicated

The karvonen formula is a mathematical formula that helps you determine your target heart rate (hr) training zone.
The formula uses maximum and resting heart rate with the desired training intensity to get a target heart rate. Target heart rate = ((max hr ? resting hr) × %intensity) + resting hr example.
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