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 How to find your maximum heart rate By Runner's World on 13/05/2002 11:21:37 Maximum heart rate formula and test . During your second run you should get a higher maximum reading than with any other method  although you or a helper should use a heart rate monitor to take readings throughout the interval, because your pulse may peak before the finish. Heart Rate Training: Find Your Maximum Heart Rate By Joe Dunbar on 05/06/2000 10:56:31 Developing a training programme involves measuring just how hard your heart can work - but it's not as simple as you might think GETTY IMAGESIf you're the proud owner of a new heart rate monitor, you’ll doubtless be wondering just how high you can make it go. And it wouldnt be a bad idea. Coaches and athletes often like to establish a maximal heart rate (or MHR) in order Q+A: How can I calculate my maximum heart rate? By Professor Craig Sharp on 19/08/2005 12:07:53 Our experts answer real-life questions Q I know three ways of calculating maximum heart rate (MHR): 220 – age; 214 – (0.8 x age); and 205 – 1/2 age. For a 30-year-old, they all come out at 190, but for a 60-year-old, the results are 160, 166 and 174 – a large range. Which is the most Q+A: I'm 40. Is a maximum heart rate of 202 safe? By Alison McConnell on 09/09/2000 10:02:10 Our experts answer real-life questions Q Im in my mid-40s, push myself quite hard in training, and feel great and in good shape. However, after buying a heart rate monitor, I was shocked to find that my resting heart rate was 46, and that I could reach a maximum of 202bpm during hard Heart-Rate Monitors - For Women By Runner's World on 13/01/2005 10:34:58 Find out how three ladies heart-rate monitors measure up . The instructions were clear and the functions (stopwatch, two interval timers, heart-rate zone) were easy to use. During your run, you can change to view beats per minute, the percentage of your maximum heart-rate, or calories burned. Although the time display RW Heart Rate Monitor Test By Runner's World on 29/08/2006 12:16:15 RW tests products from Polar, Suunto, Garmin and Lloydspharmacy information to be useful for runners who simply fancy giving heart-rate monitoring a go. It has a simple stopwatch  start, stop and no lap function  but you can keep a check on your current heart rate, your maximum and your average RW Best Heart Rate Monitors By Rob Spedding on 06/11/2003 12:37:11 Personal, portable and practical... a heart rate monitor can revolutionise your training Whatever type of runner you are, you should give serious consideration to investing in a heart rate monitor. From as little as £40 you can add a whole new dimension to your training. Strap on a heart rate monitor and you’ll never run too quickly Heart Rate Training - The Basics By Sean Fishpool on 05/06/2002 08:35:27 A short, foolproof guide to training by heart rate How To Find Your Maximum Heart RateA heart rate monitor can help to ensure that you don’t work too hard – or take it too easy! – in training sessions. Depending on the session, your target heart rate will be anywhere between 60 and 95% of your BIG Heart Rate Training Index By Runner's World on 14/04/2009 08:46:30 Our one-stop shop for heart rate training, packed with links to all the information and advice you need to get started , but your new training paces might come as a surprise too. Before you get started, work out the right benchmarks to work towards by finding your maximum heart rate. If you're a complete beginner, start off with this very approximate formula: 214 - (0.8 x Q+A: Is my heart rate too high in my steady runs? By Joe Beer on 09/09/2000 10:02:10 Our experts answer real-life questions Q Following your advice, I did a treadmill test using a heart rate monitor to work out my maximum heart rate. The result was 177bpm. However, during 40-minute steady runs my pulse easily reaches 165bpm, about 94 per cent of max! Am I training too

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