target heart rate


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Cardiology
(1) A specific age-based pulse rate to be maintained during aerobic exercise to ensure optimal cardiovascular function
(2) An exercise intensity that maintains the heart rate at 60% to 85% of the maximum
Sports medicine The optimal heart rate at which an athlete should perform a particular sport activity, determined by a formula that bases training intensity zones on heart rates as percentages of cardiac reserve

target heart rate

Cardiology A pre-determined pulse rate to target during aerobic exercise based on age when the cardiovascular system is functioning optimally.

tar·get heart rate

(tahr'gĕt hahrt rāt)
Heart rate experienced during exercise; varies depending on objective of person exercising; usually a range of 65-95% of age-predicted maximal heart rate or 50-85% of heart rate reserve.
See also: training-sensitive zone
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To get your vigorous target heart rate, multiply that number by 70% and then add the resting heart rate.
For individual activities, the school will give the student a grade that correlates to the percent of time the student spends within the target heart rate zone.
"If their watch is glowing blue, they know they are in the cool zone and not in their target heart rate zone," Clark said.
Weeks Intensity of exercise Duration of (% of HRmax) exercise 1-2 70-75 30 min 3-4 75-80 35 min 5 75-80 40 min 6 80-85 40 min 7-8 80-85 45 min 9-10 80-85 50 min 11-12 80-85 55 min Exercise was controlled for time duration (min) and intensity (monitored based on the target heart rate of each volunteer with a gradual progression of maximum heart rate, [HR.sub.max]).
What this really means is increasing your heart rate to work up a sweat." Kozub suggests calculating your target heart rate for moderate intensity by subtracting your age from 220, then multiplying that number by 60 percent.
The comments relating to target heart rate with beta-blockers are noted and we share the same views as Dr Klug.
(That's about 220 minus your age for men; 206 minus 88 percent of your age for women.) So if you use a heart rate monitor--the version with a chest strap tends to be more accurate--see that you are indeed getting to that target heart rate for at least 20 continuous minutes, three times a week, and you'll be golden.
Patients who were unable to achieve the target heart rate in the physical test underwent pharmacological stress with regadenoson, according to the researchers.
She was instructed to hold her morning dose of Metoprolol before exercise sessions in order to achieve an increased target heart rate of 115 to 126 bpm at 60% to 70% of her maximum.
Target Heart Rate: 85 to 145 beats per minute This is the pulse rate that signals whether you're exercising hard enough to promote heart fitness.