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Is exercising at a pulse rate of 180 dangerous for a fit 47 year old male? I exercise daily

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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Its close

Your maximum target heart rate is 220 minus your age; this would put you at 173.
If you are a begginer to exercise you should gradually work up to this level and this of course assumes you do not have cardiac problems. If you do consult your physician to determine a safe level to start your exercise program.

In brief: Its close

Your maximum target heart rate is 220 minus your age; this would put you at 173.
If you are a begginer to exercise you should gradually work up to this level and this of course assumes you do not have cardiac problems. If you do consult your physician to determine a safe level to start your exercise program.
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Exercise

I doubt there is much benefit to sustaining a training rate of 180 compared to 150-160.
Mixing in intervals up to 180 might be a benefit. If you are not training for some important goal but primarily for health, i would recommend the lower range.

In brief: Exercise

I doubt there is much benefit to sustaining a training rate of 180 compared to 150-160.
Mixing in intervals up to 180 might be a benefit. If you are not training for some important goal but primarily for health, i would recommend the lower range.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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