Fitness Minutes: (2,100)
56 11/17/12 12:26 P
Same! My trainer told me that the machines often seem to set the target quite low for a lot of people? Not sure, but I know that if I try to stick to target I really feel like I'm barely working up a sweat...
I am 57, and my heart goes into the 170s when I spin. I have seen my doctor about it, and the conclusion is that this is normal for me.
See what your doc says!
Fitness Minutes: (5,286)
27 11/17/12 10:51 A
When I go to the gym and put my age (43) into the machine (treadmill, elliptical, stair climber), it tells me that my target heart rate (at 85%) is about 140 bpm. However, when I try to stay near that, I don't feel like I am getting a good workout...I don't even break a sweat. It doesn't feel like I am working out until the machine measures a heart rate around 155-164. However, I have heard or read somewhere that I should not be working out higher than 85% because then it's not aerobic, but anaerobic. I don't know how to handle this. Should I ignore the machines and just go with how my body feels or should I stay within that zone because I may be jeopardizing my health or weightloss efforts? Any suggestions?
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