Wednesday, July 3, 2013


I came across a formula for determining your recovery heart rate. Recovery heart rate is as good an indicator   of aerobic fitness as any.
This is how it goes:
Spend about 5 minutes getting your heart rate up.
Rest one minute
Check your HR again
Subtract the second number from the first and divide by 10
The result is your fitness level base on the following chart
2 - 2.9 Fair
3 - 3.9 Good
4 - 5.9 Excellent
6+ Outstanding

Exercise rate 130
After 1 minute 100
130 -100 = 30/10 = 3
so you are good
Give this a go next time you are on the track or stairmaster.

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