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05-23-2001, 05:28 AM
I'm trying to loose that last few pounds ready for the summer.
I'm presently doing cardio 3 times a week for around 40 mins a time. Out of interest what would my optimum heart rate be for fat burning.
05-23-2001, 05:34 AM
How old are you? How tall are you? (feet/inches preferably) This would help determine it. ;)
05-23-2001, 05:37 AM
I'm 31 :( and 6' 1.5".
05-23-2001, 05:57 AM
Your max heart rate is 189. (220-Age). For fat burning the range is 60%-70% of your max heart rate. Therefore, the range you'd like your heart rate at is 113-132 bpm. ;)
05-24-2001, 08:43 AM
Bump so Shaggy sees this. ;)
05-24-2001, 09:26 AM
Doesn't maximum heart rate depend on resting heart rate as well?
05-24-2001, 11:13 AM
No, it doesn't Anthony.
05-24-2001, 11:40 AM
A persons Resting Heart Rate should certainly influence their max heart rate, but the 220-age equation is just a generalized way of finding your max hear rate.
05-24-2001, 12:02 PM
The 220-age is an estimate ... for sedentary people.
Everything I have read suggests the level of athleticism will affect resting & maximum heart rate - and not just age.
05-24-2001, 03:11 PM
You're correct it is a generalized way. There are ways to determine your Max VO2. A number of physical endurance tests exist...ones such as, The Astrand Cycle Test or The Foresty Service Step Test will help to determine ones Max VO2 more accurately.
05-25-2001, 03:25 AM
Thanks Spidey et al....:)
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