Featured Product

Get Lean Quick
14 Day Fat Loss
Click Here!

FREE Muscle and Fitness Workouts
That Will Turn Your Body Into
A Muscle Building Fat Melting Machine!

Enter your first name and a valid email address
for free instant access to the workout routines.

First Name:
Email Address:

Heart Rate and Exercise Intensity

Question: Since you have so much information on predicting heart rate max and training intensity, do you know the reference for 220-age - the original study? Carrie

Answer: Carrie, The age-adjusted heart rate maximum formula of taking 220 minus your age is based on two facts: one, that 220 beats per minute is the average heart rate of newborn babies; and two, that the average person's maximum heart rate drops by about one beat per minute per year. I'm not sure who originally developed the formula. The earliest reference to it I can find is as part of the Karvonen formula.

[Ask Your Fitness Question ] [ Back To The Fitness Forum ]

Click Here For Free World Fitness Magazine Subscription

© 1997 - 2015 WorldFitness.org

Site Map 1 | Site Map 2 | Site Map 3