Your Target Heart Rate Zone by MzyLj6

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									                           Your Target Heart Rate Zone

Each heart rate level is designed to help improve certain aspects of your
fitness. However, the BEST “zone” for improving your aerobic capacity is
between 60% and 80% of your maximum heart rate. In this zone, you are
working at a proper intensity to strengthen your heart muscle and yet
allow you to continue to exercise for more than 20 minutes.

COMPUTING YOUR TARGET HEART RATE ZONE:

                                                                     Your Score

1. Obtain your maximum heart rate (MHR)                      208 – (.7 x _____) = _____
       208 - (.7 x age) = MHR                                            (age)   MHR)

2. Multiply your MHR by 60% (.6)                             _____ x .60 = _____________
   to obtain the lower level of your Target HR               (MHR)      (lower level THR)
3. Multiply your MHR by 80% (.8)                             _____ x .80 = _____________
    to obtain the upper level of your Target HR              (MHR)      (upper level THR)

  ________ - ________ is your target heart rate or training zone!
  Lower level     Upper level
   (THR)           (THR)

FITNESS CONNECTION

What activities do you enjoy that will keep your heart rate in the target zone?



Why is it important to exercise in your target zone?



Key Vocabulary:
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