Find Your Target Heart Rate
To get the most out of your workout you should exercise with in your target heart rate zone. Exercising within your target heart rate zone will ensure that you are getting the optimal intensity for your body. Knowing your target heart rate, and monitoring it throughout your workout session, will also help prevent you form over (or under) exerting yourself. Working out too hard can result in injury. Similarly, not exerting yourself enough will prevent you from achieving the results you may expect from your exercise routine. Knowing your target heart rate will help you accomplish the optimal workout for your body.
Your target heart rate is 60 to 80 percent of the maximum your heart can beat. Are you working within your target heart rate zone? Use the calculator below to determine your target heart rate based on your age, resting heart rate and current fitness level.
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