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Questions about target & Max HR

Discussion in 'Weight Loss Through Exercise' started by mddolson, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. mddolson

    mddolson New Member

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    A couple of questions about Max HR & Target Aerobic HR.
    I'm 64 years old. Male ,5 ft 10 in tall.
    There's no history of heart disease in my family.
    I never smoked & have always been active, but over weight.
    (Black Belt in Judo & Scuba Diving instructor for 25 years)
    My weight has crept up about 1 lb/year since I got married 41 years ago. (age 23).
    Last summer I decided since I'm retiring soon, it's time to get serious, so I joined a gym.
    I work out 5 days a week, & occasionally my wife & I go on weekends as well.
    For the past 6 months I've used 220-60=160 Max HR & 135 (160 x 0.85) Target HR.
    I have dropped from 258 lbs to 221 lbs, since last August.
    I now weight less than I weighed when I got married (225).
    I'm feeling great. (despite a right knee replacement & arthritis in my left hip)
    The weight loss stalled last month, to just 2.5 lbs in March. (1/2 normal 4-5 lb rate)
    I have increased the intensity of my work outs to try to get back on track. & my cardio HR is up (138-145 BPM)
    On Friday I do HIIT on elliptical in the last 13-15 minutes of 45 minute session.
    My heart rate peaks at 160.

    I feel no ill effects, I'm not dizzy or faint feeling, other than being out of breath at the end.
    I recover within 2-3 minutes in the cool down period.

    So the big question is how firm are these MAX & target numbers.
    Should I be concerned that I'm at my Max HR during my HIIT or that I', above the target rate for my age?

    Mike D
     
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  3. mddolson

    mddolson New Member

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    Attached is my workout extracted from my Fitbit. The Heart rates agree with those on the elliptical during the session.

    Time Heart Rate (BPM)
    8 min 122
    32 145
    35 158
    36.5 160
    38 158
    39.5 162
    42 1660
    43.5 161
     

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    mddolson New Member

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    FYI that's a typo at 42 minutes, in last posting, should be 160 BPM, not 1660.
     
  5. mddolson

    mddolson New Member

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    Attached is Friday's (Apr 13) work out. Last 10 minutes of HIIT.
    I have highlighted my peak heart rate 161 BPM, at 41 minutes
     

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