Throw out everything you ‘know’ about target heart rate goals.
The old formula was taken from a study based on men. Dr. Martha Gulati recently conducted a study with 5,437 women. “we tend to have smaller organs and muscles, the blood flow needed may be less.
NEW FORMULA: HR(MAX) = (206-88% of your age) also equal to a heart healthy workout heart rate that will energize you , not deplete you.
OLD FORMULA: HR(MAX) = 220 – AGE
So even if your not keeping pace with your man, or doing as many reps, you may be burning the same amount of calories!
Doesn’t that make you feel good? (Featured in Octobers 2010 Marie Claire ‘Change of heart’ p. 316)!