# Should someone with a high resting heart rate also have a relatively higher target heart rate when working out?

Not Necessarily. The two aren't directly correlated. The best thing to do is to test your specific maximum heart rate using a treadmill. The old formula for what we'd estimate a max hr to be is 220-age for a man, 210-age for a woman. There's a new, better formula which is much more complex.

## Can you tell me what you suggest if the resting heart rate is 72, calculate this persons target heart rate and vo2 at 60% of maximum?

90- 153. Remember it is just a target heart rate to get to during exercise, and not a number to get fixated to as you can see this is quite a wide range maximum heart rate in 40 year old is 180 . The benefit you get from exercise is not so specific at particular rate so do not worry to much about the rate just keep regular exercise schedule and follow it good luck. Read more...

## I used two calculators to find my target heart rate, with different results. One used my resting heart rate. Which should I use for losing weight?

No magic number. There's no perfect number. Here a good rule of thumb. Subtract your age from 220. This is your maximum predicted heart rate. Multiple by 60%. This is your recommended target heart rate. Example: age 44. 220-44=176. 0.6x 176=105. 105 is your target. Remember: you'll lose more weight by reducing your intake than by trying to burn it up. Any exercise at any heart rate is beneficial for dieters. Read more...
Sub-science. Pretty much everything you read about "best heart rate" is rubbish. It's produced by bean-counters, not serious folks who actually understand health. Get out and exercise as often as you can, as hard as you can, for as long as you feel like it. Hearts vary from person to person -- in more senses than one -- and that makes the world go round. Glad you're exercising. Read more...

## If someone has a high resting heart rate, what is their usual level of cardiovascular fitness?

Low fitness. If a person has high resting heart rate, usually the level of physical fitness is low (provided the patient does NOT have anemia, hyperthyroidism or is on stimulants, even coffee) Read more...