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.
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.
1.) 220 - (Susie's age) = estimated max HR
Plug numbers into the formula
1.) 220 - (20) = 200
Susie's maximum heart rate would be approximately 200 beats per minute