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is swimming using Breaststroke style considered vigorous level? This depends on how hard you're doing it. It would be considered vigorous if, when you reach the end of the pool and stop, you are breathing so hard that if you tried to speak you'd struggle to get a sentence out without having to stop to breathe. This would probably be difficult to reach in ...


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It's all made up and arbitrary. Karvonen's heart rate zones are just five evenly distributed ranges from one's minimum to maximum heart rate. So Zone 1 is 0-20% of the way from minimum HR to maximum, Zone 2 is 20-40% of the way from minimum HR to maximum, etc. They don't really have any special meaning beyond that, and attempts to label them ("recovery&...


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