Heart Rate Monitors

Find your heart rate:

Heart Rate Range

  • 1

    Subtract your age from 220. (Example for a 28-year-old: 220 – 28 = 192.)

  • 2

    Multiply the result by 0.55 to determine 55 percent of your estimated maximum heart rate. (For a 28-year-old: 192 x 0.55 = 105.6, or approximately 106 beats per minute.) This is the low end of your training range, or the slowest your heart should beat when you exercise.

  • 3

    Multiply the result from step 1 by 0.90 to calculate 90 percent of your estimated maximum heart rate. (For a 28-year-old: 192 x 0.90 = 172.8, or approximately 173 beats per minute.) This is the high end of your training range, or the fastest that your heart should beat when you exercise.

  • 4

    Use your answers from steps 2 and 3 to determine your training heart rate range. (A 28-year-old’s training range is 106 to 173 beats per minute.)

Buy a Monitor:
I have two that I am getting out of storage.  I feel like a gadget machine right now, but it will get better.  I have a Garmin 305 and a Polar F11.  I find the F11 easiest, but read about it here….

http://www.consumersearch.com/heart-rate-monitors/how-to-buy-a-heart-rate-monitor

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About Debbie Forbes, LMT, CPT

Debbie has been a Licensed Massage Therapist (FL LMT MA16310) for over 18 years. Originally from the Chicago area, she moved to St. Pete in 1986. Her specialties are deep tissue, Lomi Lomi, Thai Yoga massage and Stress Therapy massage. She has traveled to Hawaii, the Bahamas, Mexico and various other places to study bodywork and allied modalities. She takes from her many years of experience and multitudes of classes to structure a massage based on your needs. Debbie is also a Certified Personal Trainer and Yoga Teacher. She believes that Integrative Systems, such as, Yoga, Massage and Personal Movement have been developed to guide us in this journey. An avid cyclist, Debbie travels around the country doing century and double century rides. She is a reluctant triathlete, cross fitter, occasional doughnut eater and is a USA Triathlon Official in her spare time.

Posted on August 2, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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