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What is the normal heart rate for moderate to strenuous exercise?

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Dr. Diana Metzger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Depends on age

Formula for maximum heart rate is 220 - age.
Determine goal then multiply that number by the percentage listed: maintain healthy heart 50% - 60% weight loss 60% - 70% aerobic increase endurance 70% - 80% conditioning muscle building, and athletic training 80% - 90% athletic training and endurance 90% - 100%.

In brief: Depends on age

Formula for maximum heart rate is 220 - age.
Determine goal then multiply that number by the percentage listed: maintain healthy heart 50% - 60% weight loss 60% - 70% aerobic increase endurance 70% - 80% conditioning muscle building, and athletic training 80% - 90% athletic training and endurance 90% - 100%.
Dr. Diana Metzger
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 50-75% of max HR

Your maximum heart rate (hr) goes down with age and is generally figured by subtracting your age in years from 220.
Your target hr for moderate to strenuous exercise is 50-75% of your maximum hr.

In brief: 50-75% of max HR

Your maximum heart rate (hr) goes down with age and is generally figured by subtracting your age in years from 220.
Your target hr for moderate to strenuous exercise is 50-75% of your maximum hr.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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