What is simple way to determine your max heart rate?

220-your age. You can easily find your target heart rate (thr) with this simple method. Subtract your age from 220 (226 for women) to calculate your maximum heart rate (mhr).
220-age. Age predicted hr 220-age =100%. We use atleast 85% of that for our stress tests. If you are young you can go up to 100% of your age predicted hr.

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I have started exercising recently and my heart rate goes up to near max within a few minutes doing nothing strenuous, RHR 50s 60s. I'm concerned?

What is Maximum? if you are deconditioned, then you develop both Short of breath and rapid HR quickly. If you develop rapid HR without strenuous Activities then you need to get Cardiology evaluation before under taking Physically stressful activities. Read more...

22 male. Moderate/highly active. Heart heart rate of approx 48. Is it healthy/unhealthy to hit max heart rate twice weekly? Highest I've been is 179.

Target heart rate. You are doing a good job. As long as heart rate reaches 160 you met the target. You have a healthy heart. Read more...
Healthy. Your heart is a muscle and the more you work it (in a good way like exercise). The stronger it gets. So keep working out. Read more...
Healthy. Go for it. Your heart rate is a reflection of the intensity of your work outs. High heart rate equates with high intensity. Just be careful, it also puts you at risk of "overdoing it" with the potential of hurting yourself or worse, burning out and not wanting to exercise. Good job though. Read more...

Can you exercise so hard that you go over your max heart rate? If so, is it dangerous?

No. Really no! you would get exhausted before too long. If you do have a heart issue, though, then it may get acutely worse during strenuous exercise and that would also make you stop. Read more...
Exercise and pulse. Young people can easily exceed the recommended pulse rate of (220-age) x 0.7. First off, it's an artificial, but fair estimate for the average person in average condition. Use it as a gauge for measuring cardiovascular fitness. As you get fit, equivalent amounts of exercise should require lesser heart rates; greater exertion can be done with similar heart rates. Don't over think it or overdo it. Read more...

When I start jogging at low speed, my heartrate shoots to max heart rate of 173, until after 5mins it normalizes to 123. Is this normal?

No. Your resting heart rate should be around 80 bpm, 120 is very high, you also have a exaggerated heart rate response to exercise, this could be due to being deconditioned, or if you are using certain medications, drinking excessive amounts of caffeinated beverages. I recommend you see a doctor. Read more...

48 yrs old. Max heart rate on slow (65 mins) 5 mile run =230. Average HR =182. Training watch says 0% of run is at appropriate rate for my age. OK?

How do you feel? There is no rule that says it can't go that fast, but it's more than expected. It's possible your monitor is "double counting" the beats, which is not uncommon because it misinterprets the electrical impulse of your heart. Do you have a fast heart rate at rest? Do you have palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, passing out or chest pain? If you have those, see your doc to check rhythm. Read more...