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d423
01-19-2010, 01:31 PM
im 150lbs and 16 yrs old, and it says my target heart rate is 133

but naturally when i get on the elliptical I go @ 160-170, so in order to keep my heart rate at 133 I have to basically go in slow motion. my goal is fat loss, am i actually losing fat by going so slow? I don't even feel a workout

also for these workouts i use an elliptical that measures ur heart rate at the bars, and target heart rate, etc.

Elektricity
01-19-2010, 02:04 PM
im 150lbs and 16 yrs old, and it says my target heart rate is 133

but naturally when i get on the elliptical I go @ 160-170, so in order to keep my heart rate at 133 I have to basically go in slow motion. my goal is fat loss, am i actually losing fat by going so slow? I don't even feel a workout

also for these workouts i use an elliptical that measures ur heart rate at the bars, and target heart rate, etc.

I don't aim for a target heart rate when doin cardio, instead try to aim for an intensity where you are just on the verge of not being able to maintain a conversation. If you can still talk work harder, if you cant speak a word your working too hard for low-moderate intensity cardio

Blueta
01-19-2010, 02:07 PM
Too many theories about target hear rate, I think best would be interval training. I personally don't believe about target heart rate fat burning zone, mostly I do 160-190

56kninja
01-19-2010, 02:20 PM
im 150lbs and 16 yrs old, and it says my target heart rate is 133

but naturally when i get on the elliptical I go @ 160-170, so in order to keep my heart rate at 133 I have to basically go in slow motion. my goal is fat loss, am i actually losing fat by going so slow? I don't even feel a workout

also for these workouts i use an elliptical that measures ur heart rate at the bars, and target heart rate, etc.

I just aim for a distance when I go out an run. If you don't feel challenged by your workout, up the intensity.

Eileen
01-19-2010, 02:21 PM
The whole target heart rate is based on an idea that was taken out of context. For best results, go hard.

ZidaneValor
01-19-2010, 02:42 PM
There's no such thing as target heart rate. Go as fast as you can.