I couldn't figure it out.
I'm 30 yrs old / 137 lbs
My BP (mm/Hg) is 94/66
and my pulse is 64
When I'm on my stationary bike what should my heart rate be?
Thanks for helping me out!
You put your age in the formula box and then start with a heart rate count. It will read out an approx % for you, and you can adjust from there. It's kind of going at it backwards, but can give you a range. Working heart rate is a function of age and fitness, so these are all approximate. They should be adjusted if special health considerations are in order, too.
Perceived exertion is another way to go and is coming back in as a more accurate measure. http://www.topendsports.com/testing/rpe-scale.htm
Another standard method:
Take your resting heart rate by counting your pulse in your wrist or neck for one minute. Subtract your age from 220. Subtract your resting heart rate. This number is known as your heart rate reserve, or HRR.
Multiply your HRR by .40 and then add your resting heart rate back into the product. This is the low end of your range. Multiply your HRR by 85 percent and add in your resting heart rate for the high end of your range.
For example, a 35-year-old with a resting heart rate of 70:
Their heart rate training zone would be 98 to 167 beats per minute.
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