By Kim Duke, NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer

Hello Friends! Last week I shared how to get a Maximum Heart Rate. This week, let’s calculate your heart rate training zone.

As I stated last week, calculating various heart-rate intensity zones allows you to choose intensity zones appropriate for accomplishing certain goals.FB image

Zone 1 Target Heart Rate (THR): 50 to 65% of your Maximum Heart Rate (MHR). This is your warm-up and cool-down zone.  You’re working at a comfortable level and can easily hold a conversation.

Zone 2 THR: 65-75% of your MHR. This should be your go-to-zone.  It increases muscle capacity to store ready-to-burn glycogen (fuel)!  The more glycogen in the muscles, the harder you can work during tougher sessions and the more calories that will be used up.  Training at this level… READ MORE HERE