I poked around and didn't see any clear answers, so I pose the following question:
If one is comfortable, albeit working at an 8-10 on the RPE scale, and one's heart rate is far out of the recommended 'max' zone, are there any dangers?
Age: 26-30, Resting Heart Rate: unknown, but sitting still for a few minutes it's around 75, so I'd assume it's lower than that.
According to my monitor I often keep my rate between 150-155 during cardio workouts, but often I spike it into the 160's, or even the low 170s, for anywhere from 1-10 min. at a time. Is there any harm in this as long as I don't feel lightheaded/etc? I warm up and cool down appropriately, and when I slow down for 1-2 min it quickly drops back down to the mid 150s/upper 140s.
Edited by: LOTUS737 at: 11/11/2013 (14:37)
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