TRAINING ZONES



TRAINING ZONES will vary from one person to another based on what the individual is trying to accomplish. For instance, if a person is trying to lose weight is going to have a different TRAINING ZONE as a person trying to increase their cardiovascular endurance.

First you must discover your MHR or Maximum Heart Rate. The way you find your individual MHR is based on a calculating 220 minus your age. The following formula may help you in determining yours:

220-AGE=MHR




***NOTE: You should never, ever surpass your MHR. It may cause severe complications to the heart, brain, and other vital organs. Complications may include cramping, dehydration, loss of oxygen to the brain, stroke or heart attack, etc. There are (2) two basic zones: CARDIOVASCULAR and WEIGHT LOSS.

Believe it or not, they are different in many ways. Regardless of what you may have been told or might think, training with a higher heart rate does not mean that you are "burning" more calories.

The longer you keep your heart rate at a particular rate, the more calories are burned. The higher your heart rate is kept, the less time it takes for you to become fatigued and therefore limits the amount of calories burned.



220-AGE=MHR
MRH x 70-85%=
CARDIOVASCULAR TRAINING


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220-AGE=MHR
MHR x 60-75%=
WEIGHT LOSS TRAINING