**Help** Heart Rate

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  1. GT50

    GT50 New Member

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    I would like to know what is the best heart rate to keep so I can burn fat more efficiently. Last time around i checked and my heart rate was 189 bpm which seemed a bit too high. Can you please help me get a bit more info.

    Im 6'1 235 lbs.
     
  2. Bowzyr

    Bowzyr sup bro

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    that's really fucking high.. I feel like i'm about to explode when i get in to the 170s...

    Burn fat more efficiently = do some HIIT
     
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    The harder you work, the more fat you're gonna burn.
     
  4. GT50

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    I normally do but when I saw 189 bpm, it kind of worried me. I dont want to have a heart attack or anything like that...
     
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    Do high intessity interval training....or HIIT's for short. Get your heart rate way up there around maximum...then cool down....then rev it back up.....and repeat this process for 20 to 30 minutes. You'll burn WAY more fat this way.
     
  7. GT50

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    Thats what I thought to myself
     
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    how old are you?

    220 - your age = max heart rate.

    60-70% of your heart rate is the best to burn fat.
     
  9. Aussie

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    yes that is the correct formula to burn fat.

    But as for HIIT training. This formula does not apply. Im 37 and lets my heart rate to 180 Max, hold for 20 seconds and cool down to 135, repeat 5 times.

    After HIIT training, my body tends to feel jittery and jilted for hours to come. MAX FAT BURNER AT ITS BEST
     
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    Those "heart rate monitors" on treadmills and shit arent exactly accurate.
     
  11. Aussie

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    Yes in some ways, accuracy tends to go off and that is the only reason I use my Polar HRM watch to monitor my Heart rate it set alarm off when reached its limits.

    effective tool
     
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    When you guys do HIIT and go from your high interval/resistance to your low one, do you almost stroll and apply very little effort to bring your heartrate down?

    If I'm on the elliptical busting my ass on level 15 resistance and I drop it to 5 as my base level, I usually keep the same intensity.
     
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    hiit for 30 minutes?

    riiiiight
     
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    150-160 bpm for an hour
     
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    i do at least 30 every morning....
     
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    bring it all the way down....basically to a walk. the key is to get your heart rate all the way down, then all the way up, repeat.....
     
  17. gsxtasyd

    gsxtasyd Lift Big........Eat Big........Sleep Big........GE

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    you will throw up before you get a MI, anytime you start to approach >90% ~ of your VO2 max, so if you aren't throwing up, your okay (assuming your in average physical shape)
     
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    gsxtasyd Lift Big........Eat Big........Sleep Big........GE

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    just use your heart rate for 6 secs mutliply by 10 gives you a good ballpark
     
  19. GT50

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    Im 22 yrs old.
     
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    Those formula's are percentage based. The harder you work, the more fat is burned even though the formulas will show otherwise. Just push yourself and you'll be fine.
     
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    I'm a fan of HIIT, but I feel that higher intensity jogging over longer periods is going to be better at burning fat. MOST people can't do HIIT for more than 15 minutes, max. Jogging/Running at a moderate pace (keeping your heart rate up above 70%) for 45 minutes is sure to burn more fat than 15 minutes of HIIT.
     
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    you can do HIIT for 10-15 mins then follow up with lower/moderate intensity steady state
     
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    i was still breathing through my nose easily at "170"
     
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    The "Polar" strap systems boast a 99% accuracy :o, its the contact heart rate grips that aren't accurate ,but its because of the forumlas used, not the technology.


    I just felt the need to be in this conversation.
     
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    That is the thing about HIIT. 45 minutes running will burn more fat than 15 minutes of doing HIIT, but the HIIT will increase your resting metabolism. Therefore, over the next 24 hours, you will burn more fat by doing HIIT (even though it was only 15 mins as opposed to 45 mins) instead of steady pace cardio.
     
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