ideal bpm??

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2004/01/31 01:00:51 (permalink)

ideal bpm??

what's the ideal bpm doing cardio for me? i read somewhere that it seems to have some kind of a formula to determine how many bpm i should achieve, but i dont remember it no more. please provide me with the formula if you know of it. (my body weight : 180 lbs) thanks.

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    RE: ideal bpm?? 2004/02/02 15:36:47 (permalink)
    the "formula" you are lookiong for i belive is 220-[your age in years] that should be your MHR. personally it is not very accurate, i know when i am giving it 100% and when im not, you just get a feel for pace after a while.
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    RE: ideal bpm?? 2004/02/03 09:28:34 (permalink)

    Robert is right. The formula is:

    220 - age (25 in my case)= 195 (my max HR)

    For efective fat burn you need to be training at approx 65% of your max HR. 127bpm for me, and for cardio, about 85% plus - again, for me about 166bpm.

    Although this is the general norm, everyone is diferant, I find my ideal fat burm zone is more like 140bpm and my optimal range for cardio is 170-180bpm.

    Hope this helps.
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    RE: ideal bpm?? 2004/02/05 17:29:10 (permalink)
    I agree with Chris. I'm 33 so max HR should be 187 but I can achieve this quite easliy, feel pretty sick afterwards though. I feel the formula is only a very rough guide and trail and error will optimise your HR training zones.

    I never go less than 140 bpm or it does feel like Im doing anything.
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