Reach Your Target Heart Rate So Every Workout Counts

What You Need To Know:

Your resting heart rate is the number of times your heart beats per minute during a restful state. The average resting heart rate is 60-80 beats per minute. Your target heart rate shows you the range of beats per minute that you need to maintain in order to get maximum calorie and fat burning benefits. Anything outside of your range means that you are not working hard enough or you are working too hard.

Calculating Your Target Heart Rate (THR)

  1. Place the tips of your first two fingers on the carotid artery on your neck
  2. Count your pulse for ten seconds
  3. Multiply this number by six to determine beats per minute- this is your THR
AgeTarget HR Zone 50-85%Average Maximum Heart Rate, 100%
20 years 100-170 beats per minute200 beats per minute
30 years95-162 beats per minute190 beats per minute
35 years93-157 beats per minute185 beats per minute
40 years90-153 beats per minute180 beats per minute
45 years88-149 beats per minute175 beats per minute
50 years85-145 beats per minute170 beats per minute
55 years83-140 beats per minute165 beats per minute
60 years80-136 beats per minute160 beats per minute
65 years78-132 beats per minute155 beats per minute
70 years75-128 beats per minute150 beats per minute



American Heart Association


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