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Target Heart Rate Calculator

Posted Sep 22 2008 10:03am

How hard are you really working out?  Monitoring your heart rate during any given exercise not only will help you maximize your workout but may in fact serve as a warning against overexertion.  Use the calculator below to determine your maximum heart rate and target heart rate range.

Now that you have calculated what your target heart rate zone should be, you now need to know how to use that information properly.  These numbers will serve you as a general guideline–or an indicator of how hard you really should be exercising.

Those who are just beginning an aerobic program should just aim for the low end of the zone and increase intensity as they become more and more comfortable with their workouts.  Those that are more seasoned in their workouts and have achieved a higher fitness level, may want to aim for the higher end of the zone.

Remember that the target heart rate zone is recommended for individuals without any health problems.  Furthermore, individuals that are taking medication that alter the heart rate should consult their physician for recommended exercise intensity. makes no representations or warranties as to its accuracy.  This calculator is provided for information purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice.  You should consult your physician or other health care professional before making any decision based upon the general information presented here.

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