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Karvonen Formula

Calculate your Heart Rate Range

Please enter your age:

Please enter your resting heart rate: [ how do I do this? ]

Most people will stay within the 50-85% range.

Target heart rate at 50% of your heart rate reserve: Low
Target heart rate at 70% of your heart rate reserve: Mid
Target heart rate at 85% of your heart rate reserve: High

**If you are on any kind of heart or heart rate medication, or have any kind of heart condition, don't use this formula and ask your doctor first.**

Ratings of perceived exertion. 

Exercise intensity can also be measured by a visual test. The person exercising doesn't let their breathing go past the point where they are unable to comfortably carry on a conversation if, someone was standing next to them. You are trying to keep your muscle process in a aerobic capacity but as soon as your breathing goes outside this range, your muscles switch into an anaerobic capacity. 

Some use a scale from 1-10 to ask the person, to rate how hard is the workout feeling. 

How to take your resting heart rate.

When taking your Resting Heart Rate, make sure you have been sitting down for at least 30 minutes with the least amount of activity before checking your resting heart rate. This can be checked by using your ring finger, or your two middle fingers. Put them on the underside of your wrist, on the side away from your body of your tendons. Do not use your index finger or thumb for testing heart rate. Press a little till you feel your heart beat rhythm. Look at a watch, and count the number of beats for 10 seconds. Multiply this number by 6 for a minute and that is your resting heart rate per minute. You may have to check this 2-3 times, make sure you get the same count. This needs to be as accurate as possible. Or you can count for the full 60 seconds for the best accuracy.

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Health and Fitness Code:

Please consult your physician before performing any exercises.

At any time during your workout, if you feel faint, dizzy, loss of breath, or extra tired: Stop Exercising Immediately!