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help needed to work out your target heart rate when exercising

Discussion in 'Fitness Health and Exercise' started by Kes, 9 June 2010 Social URL.

  1. Kes

    Kes Gold Member

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    i have just gone and got a heart rate monitor... and it can be linked to the treadmil here at work.
    i did a heart sync workout tonight and it asked for my target heart rate...

    so how do i work out what that should be?
    is there a zone i should be in to burn fat???

    oh im confused
     
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    Hmm, there are various calculations and formulae. The one deemed most accurate is HRmax = 205.8 − (0.685 × age). Target heart rate should be 65 - 85% of HRmax.
     
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    KookieDoh Ugly duckling going Swan.

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    Took this from Jane Fonda. Try this.

    Deduct your age from 220.

    Divide that answer by 100.

    Times that answer by 75.

    This should give you a rough answer for 75% max heart rate in BPM. For losing weight you should be looking at between 70% and 85%.

     
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    thankyou everyone for your help! its been brill!
     
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