One thing that can be overlooked when doing cardiovascular workouts is making sure that you get your heart rate in the correct range to maximize your results. That being said, there are also multiple heart rate ranges that can yield different results. Below is a 2 step process to calculate your maximum heart rate as well as your target heart rate range.
The easy way to calculate your estimated maximum heart rate is 220- your age. Remember, this is only an estimate and can vary but can be used to see where your heart rate needs to be while working out. You can also use our Maximum Heart Rate Calculator to see what your estimated maximum heart rate would be. Once you have done this, you will check the chart below to see what heart rate range you are trying to achieve.
50%-60% of your estimated maximum heart rate- Good for improving heart health and recovery.
60%-70% of your estimated maximum heart rate- Good for improving heart health, recovery and weight management.
70%-80% (Aerobic Zone) of your estimated maximum heart rate- Good for improving cardiovascular endurance and weight loss.
80%-90% (Anaerobic Zone) of your estimated maximum heart rate- Good for improving cardiovascular endurance, weight loss, and athletic performance.
Once you have calculated your estimated maximum heart rate and determined which range is best for you, you will need a good program to help keep you on track and achieve your desire goals. Luckily, Online Training with FBTF can help recommend a safe and effective program for you that keeps you progressing! Contact Us to find out how you can get started to improved health and fitness!