What is my target heart rate zone?

What is my target heart rate zone?

It’s a recommended heart rate range during exercise.

Your target heart rate zone is:

  • A recommended and estimated range of how fast your heart should beat during exercise.
  • Generally stated as a percentage of your maximum heart rate.

For example, the target heart rate zone for moderate intensity exercise can be quantified as 64% – 76% of your maximum heart rate.

How do I find my maximum heart rate?
Target Heart Rate Zone Calculator

Your target heart rate zone may vary depending on your:

  • Goals
  • Fitness level
  • Health and medical conditions
  • Physician’s recommendations
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

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