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Calculate target heart rate

Do you know why you calculate target heart rate? Do you want to optimise your workouts for fat burn or aerboic fitness? Then read our easy guide below to calculate target heart rate whatever age you are.

To really get the best from your workouts, it helps to know how to calculate target heart rate - especially with your age and level of intensity that you intend to train.

Knowing this enables you to customise your workouts to fit your goals - weight loss, aerobic fitness, etc. Many people are surprised to find out that they are actually working out too hard!

For basic endurance and improved aerobic capacity you want to work out at no more than 60 - 70% of your maximum - it is in this zone that you will burn the most fat. Training harder, at 70% to 80% THR will help you become fitter and stronger, but will not burn any more fat.

Calculate target heart rate

Enter your age:


Level of exercise : *

% of maximum heart rate

Target heart rate at this level :

beats per minute

Recommended target range:

to beats per minute

* You should exercise between 55% - 85% of your maximum heart rate for at least 20 mins for max aerobic benefit

Why not use this information to help your fitness training be more targetted and for you to achieve better results aeroibcally and fitness-wise. Why not try our other tools too!



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