Exercise heart rate question

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2008/11/11 17:06:38 (permalink)

Exercise heart rate question

When I workout, some of the videos that I have keep me in the 80-90% of my heart rate level. I wear a monitor. I usually stay in that range for a few minutes and then slow down to bring it back to 70-80%. Should I do this or is it okay to stay in the high range for the full 1/2 hour workout? Pls advise.
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    Dawn
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    Re:Exercise heart rate question 2008/11/12 09:05:52 (permalink)

    I think this is fine,When I do Intervals on the Treadmill I bring my heart rate up for 1 minute at 80-90% and then back down to 70-75% for another minute,and I do this for  30-60 minutes. When I run at a steady pace I work heart rate at 75-80% around 60 minutes.

     As long as your in good health and no health problem and Doctor says its fine. I dont this everyday though I like to mix up the intensity. so... maybe do this one day and then the next day do a different Dvd working at 70-80%. Hope This Helps!!

    post edited by Dawn - 2008/11/12 09:08:54
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    Orion
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    Re:Exercise heart rate question 2008/11/12 14:37:49 (permalink)
    How do you determain your %? if you go by the 220-age thing, well it is just a general approximation (very much like BMI). There are ways to test your max HR - you can get a VO2Max test done and you can test it yourself (I have the technique written somewhere) but it is a very hard and quite painfull test.
    My rule of the thumb is alway - if it feels OK, just go as high as you can go for as long as you can go. So - if you feel you can keep at that intensity don't slow down just because your HR is up. If, on the other hand, you find out that at this HR you can't make it to the end of the session - lower your HR the next time.
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    Re:Exercise heart rate question 2008/11/12 14:53:18 (permalink)

    Hi Orion,I agree to find your target heartrate is to have a VO2Max test done. I usually just go by the Karvonen formula by your resting heartrate,I find this more accurate then just by your age since everyone resting heartrate is different and there level of fitness.

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