# Frequent question: What should your target heart rate zone be?

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One way of checking physical activity intensity is to determine whether your pulse or heart rate is within the target zone during physical activity. For moderate-intensity physical activity, your target heart rate should be between 64% and 76%1,2 of your maximum heart rate.

## How do you determine your target heart rate zone?

How to determine your target heart rate zone

1. Subtract your age from 220 to get your maximum heart rate.
2. Calculate your resting heart rate by counting how many times your heart beats per minute when you are at rest, such as first thing in the morning.

## What is a good target heart rate while exercising?

Your target heart rate is 50 to 85 percent of your maximum heart rate. It is the level at which your heart is beating with moderate to high intensity. To determine your maximum heart rate, take 220 and subtract your age.

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## What heart rate zone should I train in?

Vigorous: 77% to 95% of MHR

This is the zone to aim for when training for endurance. It spurs your body to improve your circulatory system by building new blood vessels and increases your heart and lung capacity. Aiming for 20 to 60 minutes in this zone is believed to give the best fitness training benefits.

## What are the 5 heart rate zones?

There are five heart rate zones based on the intensity of training with regard to your maximum heart rate.

Five heart rate zones.

Zone Intensity Percentage of HRmax
Zone 2 Light 60–70%
Zone 3 Moderate 70–80%
Zone 4 Hard 80–90%
Zone 5 Maximum 90–100%

## What is the highest THR of a 20 year old individual?

An estimate of a person’s maximum age-related heart rate can be obtained by subtracting the person’s age from 220. For example, for a 20-year-old person, the estimated maximum age-related heart rate would be calculated as 220 – 20 years = 200 beats per minute (bpm).

## What happens if you go over your max heart rate?

Exercising above 85% of your target heart rate could bring you sore joints and muscles. It puts you at risk for overtraining, which may discourage you from exercising, which is altogether unproductive.

## Is it bad to exercise at 170 BPM?

The maximum rate is based on your age, as subtracted from 220. So for a 50-year-old, maximum heart rate is 220 minus 50, or 170 beats per minute. At a 50 percent exertion level, your target would be 50 percent of that maximum, or 85 beats per minute.

## Is a heart rate of 200 while exercising bad?

More oxygen is also going to the muscles. This means the heart beats fewer times per minute than it would in a nonathlete. However, an athlete’s heart rate may go up to 180 bpm to 200 bpm during exercise. Resting heart rates vary for everyone, including athletes.

## Why is my heart rate so high when exercising?

During cardio exercise such as running, your heart rate increases. Your heart rate while running can be a good measurement of how hard you’re working. As your pace and work rate increase, so does your heart rate. Blood circulates to your muscles so they can get the oxygen and nutrients they need to keep going.

## Do you burn fat in peak heart rate zone?

The ‘fat burning zone’ is where you are working out at about 70 – 80% of your maximum heart rate, also known as your fat burning heart rate.

## How long should you be in peak heart rate zone?

Aim to be at your THR for at least 15 to 20 minutes workout time, and ideally 35 to 45 minutes. If you’re a beginner, start at 65 percent to 70 percent of your maximum heart rate and gradually increase the intensity.

## How long should you train in each heart rate zone?

A typical one-hour session might include 10 minutes in the 50-60% target zone warming up and cooling down, 30 minutes at a sustainable pace at 60-70%, 12 minutes pushing a little more at 70-80%, 6 minutes going hard at 80-90% and 2 minutes all-out at 90-100%.

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## Which heart rate zone is best for weight loss?

Your fat-burning heart rate is at about 70 percent of your maximum heart rate. Your maximum heart rate is the maximum number of times your heart should beat during activity. To determine your maximum heart rate, subtract your age from 220.

## What is a good heart rate for my age?

Normal heart rates at rest: Children (ages 6 – 15) 70 – 100 beats per minute. Adults (age 18 and over) 60 – 100 beats per minute.

## What is a good RHR for my age?

The normal resting heart rate for adults over the age of 10 years, including older adults, is between 60 and 100 beats per minute (bpm). Highly trained athletes may have a resting heart rate below 60 bpm, sometimes reaching 40 bpm.