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SPARK_COACH_JEN's Photo SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 66,479
7/25/18 7:09 A

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The first thing to understand is that max heart rate formulas are just average calculations. So what you're calculating as your max heart rate based on your age might not actually be your individual max heart rate. If you can work for more than a few minutes at your max, then that number is not actually your max. Your max is higher than the formula is giving you.

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7/24/18 9:02 P

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that's interesting to know.

My next questions are:
when, if ever, is it a good time to work out at your max heart rate (your peak) and for how long?
When is it best to be working out at your cardio rate?
When is it best to be working out at your fat burning rate?

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7/24/18 5:12 P

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Neither of the HRMs I've used beeps when I'm high. I do get a message that I'm in a danger zone or message that heart rate is too high. Means I have to look down.

Of course I'm pretty attended to my heart rate and if I can't sing, I know it's too high!

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SPARK_COACH_JEN's Photo SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 66,479
7/24/18 4:07 P

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Yes, they will usually beep when you start to get outside of your recommended range. Depending on the kind you get, you can set different kinds of alarms manually or change the range you want to exercise in.

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7/24/18 1:07 P

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What is the purpose of these monitors?
Do they alert you if you're at your max heart rate or higher?
Can you set these monitors to keep you within a certain range of your max heart rate such that they will alert you if go below or above that range?


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8/1/12 SP Summer Fun Run Virtual 5K - 37:00 PR

7/16/10 Michigan Senior Olympics Weightlifting Competition: Silver Medal Bench Press - 100 lbs!

Spring into Shape Bootcamp 5/28/12



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