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heart rate?

S: 11st8lb C: 11st8lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 27.8 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#1
whats the best heart rate for burning fat?

i just been on my cross trainer (first exercise in about 3 years!) and did 20 minutes. burnt 115 calories and my heart rate got up to 154bpm. I am absolutley pooped! i think i best go and have a shower! Stinky poo:eek:
 
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EllieG

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#2
It depends on your age - there are charts up at my gym showing them.

What age are you and I can look up the range next time I'm there (planned for tomorrow night assuming I get away from work promptly !!) ?
 
#4
Hey curlygirl!

Recommended effort for best results (i.e. fat loss & cardio improvement) is 65-75% of maximum heart rate.

Max heart rate is 220-age so yours is 191.
65% of 191 is 124 and 75% of 191 is 143. So you should be aiming for a heart rate of between 124 and 143 beats per minute. Ideally - keep going for 45 mins for best results.

Good luck
xx
 
S: 11st8lb C: 11st8lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 27.8 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#5
Thanks for that. I have had a day off today only started again on tuesday so did 20 min tues and 20 mins wed. gonna try and build it up each week and then when i can do 45 mins i will start looking at doing intervals.
 


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