Many people ask what is a good heart rate to shoot for is during aerobic training. Without getting too complicated there is one basic formula I recommend to most individuals training for general health. I mentioned it yesterday, but it is the Maffetone Method. This formula has been around since Dr. Phil Maffetone started utilizing it in the 1980s. Below are the steps to determine your training heart rate.
1. Subtract 180-Age
2. Use the below modifiers based on your current health and fitness
This is also a great way for those interested in endurance training to build their aerobic base prior to incorporating speed work, return from a layoff, or train most of the year if you've found that adding too much speed or interval work leads to injury and fatigue.
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