Go HARD! but not too hard..

5 Apr

heart rate chart

You can reference this heart rate chart for your workouts!

Came across some exercise tips on the intensity of work outs. I go HARD. Too hard according to this. I try to keep my heart rate at about 170 because i noted on the treadmills in the gym that 145-150 and up is considered athletic conditioning for people around my age. (21-25 ish)

There are a number of ways to determine whether you’re working out at an intensity level that’s good for you.

You can check your heart rate. You can use the “talking test” (being able to converse while exercising). Or, even easier, you can assess your exercise intensity on a scale of 1 to 10.

When you use this method – known as the rate of perceived exertion, or RPE – you evaluate your activity level continuously throughout your workout, using a scale like this one:

  • 1-2: weak exertion
  • 3: moderate
  • 4-6: increasingly strong
  • 7-9: very strong, vigorous
  • 10: maximal; extremely strong

The RPE method can help ensure that you are exercising at a comfortable level. For most people, the recommended RPE range is between 3 and 5.

 

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