HRmax Does Not Reflect Your Level of Fitness
Don't stress about this number! Your HRmax is used to determine many other variables in your body.
There are some hurdles to overcome prior to using this system in your indoor cycling class. You must convince participants why all the zones are important.
Maximum Heart Rate (HRmax)
The highest number of contractions your heart can make in one minute
The inner side (or arch side) of a shoe ...
HRmax= 220- age in years
For a cardiovascular response:
Target heart rate = (.70)(HRmax) (low end)
Target heart rate = (.90)(HRmax) (high end)
A percentage of the maximum heart rate (HRmax), METs, or maximum oxygen consumption (VO2max) can be used to prescribe exercise intensity.
Aerobic training heart rate zones - Includes the three lowest heart rate training zones: Light Intensity zone (50-60 % HRmax), Light to Moderate Intensity zone (60-70% HRmax) and Moderate Intensity zone (70-85% HRmax). See also Target heart rate zone.
The VO2max calculator that is based on resting heart rate is derived from Uth N, Sørensen H, Overgaard K, Pedersen PK. Estimation of VO2max from the ratio between HRmax and HRrest--the Heart Rate Ratio Method. Eur J Appl Physiol.
See also: Health, Heart rate, Exercise, Fitness, Intensity