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First every HR monitor will read your HR differently. To get an actual reading you will need to do a Vo2Max test at a Doctor. 2nd You are listing quite a large range for 30 minutes. There is a difference between 30 minutes at 171 and 30 minutes solid at 190. What is your average? Finally, the VO2Max is only attainable in the lab and a formula is only a ...


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The relationship between your: resting, maximum and recovery rates has been shown to correlate with your bodies ability to consume Oxygen (VO2max), which itself correlates with the conversion of fats and sugars to ATP, to fuel your muscles. So a few pulse measurements is a fairly commonly used and easy means to assess / estimate fitness. Have a read of "101 ...


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As Julii alludes to, "zones" are pretty much arbitrary, as you are burning fat as a fuel in all zones, just the percentage to which it contributes to the whole is different for different effort levels. As you get higher in intensity, the more you rely on stored carbohydrates (glucose), and the lower in intensity, the more you rely on fat. They are both still ...


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There is a rule of thumb that anything below 80%HRMax is working within the aerobic zone, whereas above you are heading towards threshold and anaerobic zones (being able to sustain these harder efforts for less and less time). Personally, when training aerobically, I aim for roughly 75% and not higher, even when it comes to hills. There is thought within the ...


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I suppose those are really good questions, because most the formulae just work on rules of thumb & probably we're all too individual for the formulae to work perfectly for everyone reliably. But the question makes me wonder if the whole idea of zones is just a bit hokey, since the transition points are probably not fixed even for individuals; probably ...


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After a training session you increase the metabolic demand on the body. That is, by breaking down muscles during strength training, you are sending a signal that they have to adapt and get stronger. They do so by increasing anabolism; water goes into the muscles to produce more efficient chemical processes, amino acids follow, waste products are removed. All ...


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Exercises with kettlebells can be as hard as barbell work, sprinting or high end sport activities if done correctly. 'Kettlecise' sounds like a group class which is typically aimed at anybody. So it might not be suitable for someone already quite fit. Try it out and then increase the weights as necessary. A 8kg kettlebell in a class feels a lot different ...


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Your max heart rate is the maximum your heart will beat at and can be determined with a stress test designed to push your heart to that level. All of the formulae are for estimating a maximum heart rate based on a statistical analyses of measured max heart rates. Survey of max heart rate studies Those estimators really should include confidence intervals, ...


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Heart rate: yes, it's possible that your heart rate was elevated. After very strenuous or prolonged and difficult physical activity, your heart rate tends to be elevated. Sometimes, in sports such as running, athletes become overtrained, which means that they ran too fast for too long (a matter of weeks or months), and their body couldn't recover fast enough ...


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Two ways, but first figure out what the dizziness feeling is or at least make sure your training with someone else who knows they need to keep an eye on you. I cant think of a time I was dizzy after stopping fast, so that would scare me. So you know, to compare, my heart rate doesn't drop too fast after a certain point. After training at 160 bpm it will drop ...


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Short while ago i did dinghy sailing for a couple of hours. The wind was strong but i was sailing with little effort under reduced sail. My heart rate was very high not because of physical exertion but out of alertness. My watch predicted that i burnt 1.800 calories in two and a half hours which is waay off. The formula does not include factors driven by ...


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If my heart keeps pounding graciously for one hour, will this help aid weight loss in any way? No. Weight loss occurs when you are in a caloric deficit (eat less than you usually do)


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As your level of fitness increases, the cardiovascular system gets more and more efficient at delivering oxygen and necessary nutrients to the muscles throughout the body - so the fitter you get, the more "effort" (as in physical work) you can put in at the same heart rate. If you get a heart rate monitor and always run at exactly your "optimal fat burning" ...


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The max heart rate is genetically defined and decreases with the age, but there are young people with a "low" max heart rate and there are also old people with "high" heart rates. And both is ok with no health risks. Hope I could help you.


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The stroke volume increases if you exert yourself more. The better trained you are, the more the stroke volume will increase as you exercise harder, which means that the heart rate will increase by a lesser amount. http://www.livestrong.com/article/403152-why-does-stroke-volume-increase-during-exercise/ Stroke volume increases depending on the type of ...


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Im older than you (42) but my rest heart rate is at present 63 bpm too. Surprisingly, 140 bpm is another coincidence as well: I have it really hard to go higher than that at the stationary bike. I recently managed to achieve 150 but I had to push so hard that my knees hurted during days and I stopped biking altogether. I think it is a good sign that you ...


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Max heart rate is not the benchmark for performance. VO2 Is also one component along with muscle endurance. You can not push the heart to go over a certain range in order to achieve a physical goal. Also, the body has very well defined mechanics to control the heart rate voluntarily which might not be altered as such...


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Different people have different size hearts, and that will effect their maximum heart rate. I knew a women who had a working heart rate about 220; she just had a small heart. If you doctor has cleared you, I would not worry about it. It is generally better to use a perceived exertion scale for workouts instead of basing on heart rates unless you have a ...


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I agree with Geoff Hutchison, but I also have to add that an exercise you don't know or you haven't done many times are always more physically demanding than an exercise which you perform for years, because your body remembers movements, so it seems easier to you.


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Your maximum heart rate depends considerably on the activity. I haven't done crossfit before, but certainly you're involving more muscle groups than running. Biking and running have different HR zones because of weight-bearing vs. sitting. I suspect your HR zones for Crossfit and running are simply different. It sounds like you're working hard with both ...


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A similar question was asked of Cecil Adams in his Straight Dope column about the differences in heart rate between exercising and caffeine. I think that the central takeaway is similar in both cases. Cardio exercise is not about raising the heart rate — that's just a handy metric for measuring relative effort — but about exercising all of the systems of the ...



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