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Just what happens when I reach my target heart rate?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Target heart rate

Depends on the purpose of the target rate.
Usually this is a good thing that is helping one get fit.

In brief: Target heart rate

Depends on the purpose of the target rate.
Usually this is a good thing that is helping one get fit.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Shouldn't

Generally in order to get an aerobic training effect which improves your ability to extract oxygen for your muscles and improves your conditioning for exercise, one should exercise at 70-85% of the their maximum predicted heart rate.
There are a few formulas for predicting the maximum heart rate but a rough estimate is 220-age. Consult with your doctor to make sure you are healthy for aerobics.

In brief: Shouldn't

Generally in order to get an aerobic training effect which improves your ability to extract oxygen for your muscles and improves your conditioning for exercise, one should exercise at 70-85% of the their maximum predicted heart rate.
There are a few formulas for predicting the maximum heart rate but a rough estimate is 220-age. Consult with your doctor to make sure you are healthy for aerobics.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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