TARGET HEART RATE
Wednesday, July 04, 2018
I have been pushing myself really hard on the treadmill at Physio twice a week. I usually find it quite boring because I've never been a treadmill kind of person. Since it's the primary way I've been rehabbing my injured leg I try to make the most of it. One of the ways I pass the time, besides wiping the sweat off my face, is by checking my heart rate. Yesterday I got it up to 150 which I thought was a good thing. Maybe it is but maybe it isn't.
Today I read part of an article on MHR and THR. I'm also not a formula kind of gal but being curious I decided to plug in my numbers. My age gives me a maximum heart rate of 155. 60% of that = 93. 75% = 116. Therefore my THR should be between 93 - 116. Exercising above that level means I'm exercising anaerobically (without oxygen) which the article claims is inefficient.
OK, so I lost the article and couldn't find my way back to it to finish the last 4/5 pages. Does anyone know what that means, to be working without oxygen? Should I be dropping my intensity to keep my HR lower? Aim I doing damage by exercising at a higher than maximum THR? Any help would be appreciate.