## What does Max HR mean?

maximum heart rate
Defining maximum heart rate (HR max) is easy: it’s the highest number of beats per minute your heart can pump under maximum stress. Determining your maximum heart rate, however, is a little bit harder – but don’t despair.

## How do I calculate my fat burning heart rate?

To determine your maximum heart rate, subtract your age from 220. For example, a 35-year-old’s maximum heart rate is 220 minus 35 — or 185 beats per minute. To enter the fat-burning zone, she’d want her heart rate to be 70 percent of 185, which is about 130 beats per minute.

How accurate is max heart rate calculation?

The traditional formula for determining HRmax is “220 minus age”, but can underestimate HRmax by up to 40 beats per minute in seniors. In fact, the method is inaccurate already at an age of 30–40 years, and gets more inaccurate the older you are.

How do you calculate your heart rate per hour?

At the wrist, lightly press the index and middle fingers of one hand on the opposite wrist, just below the base of the thumb. At the neck, lightly press the side of the neck, just below your jawbone. Count the number of beats in 15 seconds, and multiply by four. That’s your heart rate.

### Do you burn fat at max heart rate?

The ‘fat burning zone’ is where you are working out at about 70 – 80% of your maximum heart rate, also known as your fat burning heart rate. If you’re looking to lose weight and keep fit, the general rule of the game is to increase the intensity of your workouts.

What bpm is best for fat burning?

Why is 220 used to calculate maximum heart rate?

Just about anyone who has been on a treadmill, elliptical, or used a heart rate monitor has seen the chart that tells you to take 220 and subtract your age to get your maximum heart rate. This gives you a percentage of that maximum which puts you in a “weight loss zone”, an “aerobic zone”, or an “anaerobic zone”.