question about heart rate

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  1. romostud22

    romostud22 New Member

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    So my brolly bromonster from high school that i hang out with quite often who is going to school to become a personal trainer, told me that the optimum target heart rate during cardio for weight loss for me is 135-140-ish. Now, I believe him because of his sheer brolly-ness and the fact that he's going to school. I did some research online, and i know we cant post links so i'm not gonna but; online i'm getting way too many mixed messages about this. Oh, also, is my diet that i've posted looking good so far? or is there anything i should change up?

    My weight: 235
    height: 5'11"
    goals: get rid of fat, replace with muscle

    link to my log:
    http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=3981672


    Cliffs: whats best heart rate for weight loss during cardio and is my diet okay so far?
     
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    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    what's your age?
     
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    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    "Cliffs: whats best heart rate for weight loss during cardio"

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    max heart rate = 200bpm

    60% MHR = 120bpm
    80% MHR = 160bpm

    so between 120-160bpm
     
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    03zq8 Rhodium Member

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    If you work at 60-70% of your max heart rate, you'll burn more fat as a percentage of all calories burned... 50% of your calories burned will be from fat.

    If you work at 70-80% of your MHR, you'll "only" burn 40% of your total calories burned. However, you burn more overall calories, so you actually burn more fat calories... and a lot more carbs.

    Hope this makes sense...

    /lurker
     
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    translation: do more cardio
     
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