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Speaking of heart rate

Posted by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 10:56 AM
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How do you calculate your target rate during cardio?

All I know is 190-200 is not normal for an adult!
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by Claire on Apr. 5, 2013 at 11:18 AM

220-age....

multiply that number by .64 for the lower number and .94 for the higher number.

For example this is mine: 220-38=182

182*.64=116 bpm

182*.94=171 bpm

My range is 116-171 bpm.

Claire

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by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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My range is 124-192....that's good to know because I know I get up in the high 180s sometimes at crossfit! Thanks for that info Claire! And thanks for the post :)
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by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 12:59 PM
Thank you :)

181 is my higher. I never go into a low category.

Good to know I'm not as crazy as I thought!

Quoting mcginnisc:

220-age....

multiply that number by .64 for the lower number and .94 for the higher number.

For example this is mine: 220-38=182

182*.64=116 bpm

182*.94=171 bpm

My range is 116-171 bpm.

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by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 1:29 PM
126-191....is that right? Im 23.

And what happens if it does go higher?
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by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 1:30 PM
185 high

126 low

I have no idea what happens if you go higher. I think you're doing more harm than good?
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by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 1:43 PM
Your recommended target heart-rate zone is 50 to 85 percent of your maximum heart rate. Exceeding 85 percent of your maximum heart rate can be dangerous to your health, as exercising at an extreme intensity is associated with an increased risk for a cardiac event, according to a 2002 study published in the "Canadian Medical Association Journal." The researchers found that exceeding the 85 percent recommendation leads to poor heart-rate recovery, meaning it takes longer for heart rates to return to normal. Heart-rate recovery is a measure of cardiovascular fitness. The study also found increased incidence of non-sustained ventricular tachycardia and ST-segment depression among people exceeding the 85 percent recommendation, both of which are indicators of increased risk for cardiac mortality.

If you don't have coronary artery disease or risk factors for a heart attack, it is possible to go over your recommended heart rate without injury. However, it's still not a good idea because you are more likely to suffer sore joints and muscles if you do so and it raises your risk for a musculo-skeletal injury. Exercising above 85 percent of your maximum heart rate also puts you at risk for over-training. When you over-train, the systems in your body get weaker instead of stronger, which leads to increased fatigue and decreased performance. You also are more prone to injury and illness when you over-train.

This is what I found

Quoting I_need_a_name:

126-191....is that right? Im 23.

And what happens if it does go higher?
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by Silver Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 2:13 PM
thanks for the info !!

Quoting mcginnisc:

220-age....

multiply that number by .64 for the lower number and .94 for the higher number.

For example this is mine: 220-38=182

182*.64=116 bpm

182*.94=171 bpm

My range is 116-171 bpm.

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by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 2:21 PM
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my HRM tells me where i am during exercise (zone 1, 2 or 3 wrt heart rate where zone 3 is hitting your max HR)...but good to know that there are calcuations out there that can help figure it out.