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# My boyrfiend's hr is around 200 bps when he exercises hard. He is 33. Is that normal? It can be at that rate for an hour sometimes (while exercising).

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Dr. Ryan Cooley
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

## In brief: Possibly

The widely used formula for calculating maximal heart rate is 220-age.
It is generally recommended to exercise in a range of 60-85% of this max heart rate. That means he should not be exceeding about 160 bpm. The problem with this is that there is a great deal of individual variability, as much as 20 points. If he is not bothered by it then i would not be too worried.

## In brief: Possibly

The widely used formula for calculating maximal heart rate is 220-age.
It is generally recommended to exercise in a range of 60-85% of this max heart rate. That means he should not be exceeding about 160 bpm. The problem with this is that there is a great deal of individual variability, as much as 20 points. If he is not bothered by it then i would not be too worried.
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine

## In brief: Heart rate

You probably meant 220 beats per minutes.
Maximum heart rate would normally be during excercise: 220bpm minus the age for a men and 226bpm minus the age for a female, and it should not remain that high after one hour, in his case the heart rate should probably be : 220-33=167bpm, he may want to seek advised from his doctor.

## In brief: Heart rate

You probably meant 220 beats per minutes.
Maximum heart rate would normally be during excercise: 220bpm minus the age for a men and 226bpm minus the age for a female, and it should not remain that high after one hour, in his case the heart rate should probably be : 220-33=167bpm, he may want to seek advised from his doctor.
Dr. Claude Parola
Dr. Claude Parola