training heart rate

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The heart rate that indicates a level of intensity of exercise that produces maximum training effects. There are a number of methods of computing the training heart rate, but the method commonly used is to take a range between 60% and 80% of maximum heart rate. The target heart rate will vary for the type of activity and the fitness level of the individual. Anaerobic training requires higher heart rates (up to 95% maximum heart rate) sustained for short periods, while aerobic training requires lower heart rates sustained for long periods. Unfit people should train at the lowest end of the range. Individuals with health problems need to obtain medical advice before taking part in a vigorous physical activity. See also Karvonen method.

training heart rate

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