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# What are zones??

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KURS10B
Posts: 4,532
7/15/13 11:41 A

I do think the monitors are a bit conservative on their rates. 220-42 = 178 as my max heart rate, but there are many times I am at 185-190 and feel fine, but do feel like I am doing a lot of work. When I am running I am very rarely under 175.

 current weight: 132.0

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MOTIVATED@LAST
Posts: 13,642
7/15/13 10:56 A

At 22, 160 sounds a bit low to be anaerobic. 90% of max is generally considered to be anaerobic, although I have seen some claim 85%. Max is 220 minus your age, so I would think 170+ as being zone 3.

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

 current weight: 178.0

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LETAYLOR5413
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Posts: 101
7/15/13 10:42 A

So by doing the math, my target heart rate for exercise is supposed to be between 133-201. At this level, would anything below 133 be zone 1, 133-160 be around zone 2, and 160-200 zone 3?

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MOTIVATED@LAST
Posts: 13,642
7/15/13 10:40 A

Typically this would represent 'moderate' and 'vigorous', with 3 probably being towards the 'anaerobic' threshold.

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

 current weight: 178.0

 220 203.5 187 170.5
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KURS10B
Posts: 4,532
7/15/13 10:39 A

1 is resting up to low intensity. 2 would be "target heart rate" and 3 would be high intensity. When you are working out, your best bet is to be in 2-3 for most of your workout. I am usually well into 3 most of the time. 2 seems fairly low. The actual heart rate zones will vary from person to person based on the info you put into your monitor.

 current weight: 132.0

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LETAYLOR5413
SparkPoints: (17,013)
Fitness Minutes: (28,816)
Posts: 101
7/15/13 10:32 A

I've been using my heart rate monitor, and I'm confused about what the rangers for the "zones" are. Anyone know the difference as in numbers? It uses zone 1, 2, and 3.

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