Calculating your target heart is one of the methods used to show you the intensity you are working out at. It is recommended the you workout at an intensity of 50-85% of your max heart rate. The chart below is a simple way to figure out your target heart rate. Just find your age range and you will see your estimated target heart rate and maximum heart rate to get the best results.
|Your Age||Target Range HR 50-85%||Max Heart Rate|
|20||100-170 beats per minute||200 beats per minute|
|25||98–166 beats per minute||195 beats per minute|
|30||95–162 beats per minute||190 beats per minute|
|35||93–157 beats per minute||185 beats per minute|
|40||90–153 beats per minute||180 beats per minute|
|45||88–149 beats per minute||175 beats per minute|
|50||85–145 beats per minute||170 beats per minute|
|55||83–140 beats per minute||165 beats per minute|
|60||80–136 beats per minute||160 beats per minute|
Here's the formula that was used to get the target heart rate range.
1.) 220 - age = estimated max HR
2.) estimated max HR x percentage you want to workout at (e.g.,50-85%) = target HR