Calculate Your Maximum Heart Rate

Your maximum heart rate is the number of times your heart can beat in a minute. The most popular method for determining maximum heart rate is to subtract your age from 220 if you are a man. For women, subtract your age from 226. Keep in mind this method is only a quick estimate of your max heart rate. 

Note: Your maximum heart rate is only used to help you determine your target heart rate. Below is a simple way to calculate your estimated maximum heart rate.


Maximum heart rate calculator


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Your estimated maximum heart rate is : 120 bpm


Maximum Heart Rate Formula 

 1.) 220 - age = estimated max HR 

Example: Susie is 20 years old and would like to calculate her maximum heart rate. 

Step 1

1.)   220 - (Susie's age) = estimated max HR 

Step 2

Plug numbers into the formula  

1.)    220 - (20) = 200 

Susie's maximum heart rate would be approximately 200 beats per minute


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