Target Heart Rate Calculator
Use this interactive Target Heart Rate
Calculator to see if
you are working within your heart rate zone.
This tool will give you the max heart rate as well as the 10 second and
60 second heart rate zone.
this range gives
you the maximum health and fat
benefits from your aerobic exercises.
Heart Rate Chart
How It's Calculated
To calculate your max heart rate is very easy. It's simply 220 minus your age.
The 60 second heart
rate is 50% (for the minimum) of your max heart rate and 85%
(for the maximum).
The min and max 10 second heart rate range is the 60 second
min/max) divided by 6.
For your exercise routine, you want
heart rate between the min and max - this is your zone.
Checking Your Target Heart Rate Zone
When you are exercising you want to stay within your heart rate zone.
Although there will be times when you are working at the max heart rate
like doing spurts of sprinting or running, you want to ensure you do
not go over the max rate.
your aerobic exercise
you will want to periodically check your heart rate.
this by taking a 10 second heart rate by counting the number of pulses
within the 10 second period.
Another method to get your heart
rate is to use a heart rate monitor.
You can buy heart rate
monitor watches with features that vary from just measuring your rate
to tracking calories burned, programming workout routines and
downloading the data to your computer.
Cool Down Your Heart Rate
down after your aerobic exercise is important to bring your heart rate
back to normal slowly.
Cooling down allows the blood to be
redistributed that may have pooled up when you ended your workout.
If you do not cool down you may experience muscle stiffness
excess metabolic waste that was built up in the muscles and not allowed
to be worked out of your muscles with a cool down period.
importance of exercising within your heart rate range and
understand how the target heart
results should be used to maximize your
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