Step One: Estimate your maximum heart rate
Heart Rate (MHR) is the maximum number of times the heart can beat in
one minute. This heart rate is so fast that it would be unsafe to come
close to it during exercise, but you use that number to determine your
target heart rates. A common method for estimating MHR is the age
220 – age = age-predicted MHR
Step Two: Find your target heart rate ranges
target heart rate ranges are based on percentages of your MHR. So
simply multiply your MHR by the corresponding percentages for each
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