Karvonen formula

#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
 
#3
stirling said:
In English please.
OK

eg....

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.

so....

220 (max HR) - 55 - 50 = 115

80% of 115 = 92

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

(hope that makes more sense)
 

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