Re: Really High Heart Rate While Exercising
The maximum heart rate ballpark for a 44 year old is about 180. (Miller Formula: MR = 217 - (.85 x age)
So your 173 puts you at 96% of capacity. You really needn't go over 145 for a good cardiac workout. Maybe something liike 5 miles in an hour (for 12 minute miles instead of 10 minute miles) might be a wiser idea.
But if the 170-173 range doesn't cause any discomfort, there's nothing wrong with pushing youself that hard.
For the heart, though, a longer and slightly less furious workout is better!
(I'm a bit surprised too that someone with a resting 50 BPM will shoot that high.)
Last edited by Lenin; 04-18-2006 at 11:49 AM.