Richard Sprague

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Understanding my heart rate

heartrate experiments

Created: 2020-01-05 ; Updated: 2020-01-05

There is the concept of heart rate based training, where you push yourself just enough, but not too much, to reach a new goal. Roughly speaking, the typical maximum heart rate is 220 - age, which in my case would be 220-57 = 163.

from Polar’s web site:

But according to my Helix Apps Heart Analyzer app, my actual Max heart rate is 177.

If so, then my ideal training “zone” would be between 125 and 140.