Re: Heart Rate while working out
Well, max heart rate is 220 minus your age (in theory) so max heart rate for you would be 194.
However...realistically I doubt very much that your heart rate was that high. Did you check it using a machine or...? The only accurate way to truly check it is to count the beats for one minute. Some people say count for 15 seconds, multiply by 4.
When I work out hard my heart rate is usually in the 140-150 range, and I AM overweight.
I am assuming you used the built in heart rate monitor on the machine...and I'm betting it was wrong.
Last edited by EagleRiverDee; 04-16-2010 at 03:43 PM.