Whether your goal is to burn unwanted fat after the festive peroid or improve your cardiovascular fitness for your chosen sport, then heart rate training can help you get real results with maximum efficiency. Too often people begin a training programme with a specific goal in mind like weight loss only to push themselves to hard in the beginning resulting in burn out and in the end they end up achieving no results. If your goal is weight loss, then you need to train at 60% of your maximum heart rate. If your training for improved aerobic fitness, then you need to train at 80% of your maximum heart rate.
For someone who is 40 years old their target heart rate zone is calculated:
220 – 40 = 180 (maximum heart rate)
180 x .6 = 108 beats per minute (60% of maximum) *fatburn zone
180 x .8 = 144 beats per minute (80% of maximum) *cardio zone
At MyHomeFitness, all our cv equipment have inbuilt heart rate monitors!!