|Is my max heart rate too high?||bi_psycle|
Feb 2, 2002 8:33 PM
|I am a fit 48 year old. According to some calculations my max heart rate should be 170 range. I frequently hit 190 which means my max must be about 200. Am I going to blow up one day or even worse is my HRM out of calibration?|
|Not a problem.||McAndrus|
Feb 3, 2002 5:28 AM
|I'm 49 and have been riding (it seems like) forever. Last year I got my first heart rate monitor. Like you I expected a max in the 170 range. It was inconvenient to do a time trial test to estimate my LT so I did a couple of repeats on a particularly tough local climb. The answer was 185 and I thought I was going to puke.
A couple of months later, though, I pushed it up to 188. That was unintentional as I was just following a hammerhead up a tough hill.
So what is my true max? Good question. I don't know either and I'm too much a proctastinator to get it evaluated by a sports clinic.
|Age adjusted nonsense||Kerry Irons|
Feb 3, 2002 5:38 PM
|While your max does tend to decline with age, the "formula" is just a very general guideline, and has little to do with either you personally or with almost any, older fit person. Pay no attention to the formula - your max is YOUR max and not a threat to your health unless you have some other heart problems.|
Feb 4, 2002 7:58 AM
|Most people who keep in shape have a much higher than predicted max. The 200-age things was based on people that just sat around and did little to no exercise.|
|Im extremely fit (cat2) and am 29 years of age and my max||Boonesto|
Feb 4, 2002 4:43 PM
|is only 179. It should be 191 according to the formula. I dont think the fitter you are the higher your HR, I just think everyones different.|| |