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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Sup fellas,

    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.

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    How old are you? How tall are you? (feet/inches preferably) This would help determine it.

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    Spidey,

    I'm 31 and 6' 1.5".

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    Shaggy,
    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.

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    Bump so Shaggy sees this.

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    Doesn't maximum heart rate depend on resting heart rate as well?
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    No, it doesn't Anthony.

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.

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    Thanks Spidey et al....

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