Karvonen formula

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by The_Wonderer, Sep 4, 2007.

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  1. 220 - Resting heart rate - Age = A
    a x Required percentage (o.) = B
    B + Resting heart rate = "where you want to be"

    if you are unsure of your resting heart rate; take it each morning as soon as you awake every morning for a week, then add each, and divide by 7.
    -This will give you your average
  2. In English please.
  3. OK


    A 50 yr old man with a resting heart rate of 55 beats per minute, would like to train at 80% of his max heart rate.


    220 (max HR) - 55 - 50 = 115

    80% of 115 = 92

    92 + 55 (resting HR) = 147 beats per minute

    (hope that makes more sense)
  4. Thank you....my blood pressure is 110/ 70, not bad for a silly old prat.

    I am 55 BTW.
  5. My BP rate according to the doc I should be dead.

    Must be the Newquay Brown I was bottle fed as a nipper.

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