Fri, April 16th, 2004, 09:34 AM
hey all I'm just wondering which RHR should I use for the zone training, the one right after I awake which is 80 or when I'm normal which is between 70-100. It can be 70-90 any given second so my heart rate fluctuates alot and I'd like to at least stabalize it then lower it. I'm gonna record my post waking RHR for 3 days and use the average of that. Or I can use my current one now. But iunno if I do use my post sleep RHR I'll use this to find the target HR, MHR - RHR =123, 75% of that is 92.25, does that sound right? I'm new to this thing and its pretty cool, I didn't know even going over board and not staying inbetween that zone for prolonged periods could actually be detremental to you health opposed to beneficial.
Fri, April 16th, 2004, 09:38 AM
Generally you should take your resting heart-rate at a point in your day when you haven't participated in any physicial activity in a reasonable while and are in a relaxed state.
Fri, April 16th, 2004, 09:43 AM
ok, so would the one right after you wake up be good? and is the method I used to calculate my target zone accurate? It seems a little off cuz I calculated an athletic person my age, 203-50,75% is 114+50=164 which seems a little high for a fit person. :confused: I also read that all you have to do is find the percentage of the zone your aiming at of your MHR. In my case , I'm 16 n my RHR is 80, so one site says for 75% I should be aiming 173 beats per minute and another says 152(just getting the % from my max), so would some1 please help me or double check this? I really appriciate it thanks!
Fri, April 16th, 2004, 05:56 PM
Sorry, I didn't clarify enough. Take your resting heartrate in the afternoon or later in the day in a state such as I mentioned - you want to have been concious for quite a while before you do so.