What are Heart Rate Zones?

WHAT ARE HEART RATE ZONES?

Heart rate zones are zones that differentiate your training intensities. They can be used to optimize the workout you’re in. 

 

PEAK ZONE:

Peak zone is when your heart rate is greater than 85% of your maximum heart rate. You can figure out your maximum heart rate by this simple equation: 220 - your age. That will equal your heart rate in beats per minute. The peak zone is the high intensity exercise zone. This zone is best for short intense workouts and helps you improve your performance and speed.  

CARDIO ZONE:

Cardio zone is when your heart rate is 70-84% of your maximum heart rate. This zone is the medium intensity exercise zone. Your body is using carbohydrates as the source of fuel at this zone.  Fat burns in the flame of carbohydrates. This zone burns a lot of calories!  

FAT BURN ZONE:

Fat burn zone is when your heart rate is 50-69% of your maximum heart rate. This is the low intensity exercise zone. This zone crushes fat, but in turn doesn’t burn calories as quickly as the cardio zone.  

RESTING HEART RATE:

Resting heart rate is your heart rate when you are still.  The more active you are, the lower your resting heart rate will be. It means your heart doesn’t have to put in as much effort to get things flowing. 

WHAT IMPACTS MY HEART RATE?

Heart rates can be accelerated and decelerated at any given moment. Various components are in control of our heart rate, such as movement, temperature, humidity, stress, medications, medical conditions, caffeine, and a lot more.  If you have concerns, consult your doctor. 

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