Go Back   Matt-Hughes.com Official Forums > MMA Related > Training/Nutrition

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-01-2011, 09:14 PM
Tyburn's Avatar
Tyburn Tyburn is offline
Angry @ Injustice!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: England
Posts: 16,910
Default peak heart rates

...can anyone explain to me what exactly this is...is it how fast the heart rate is when you exercise the most or what...and what is deemed as good...a high or low rate?? and is recovery between base rate and peak rate important??

I only ask coz i've just discovered what its all about...and shocked myself last week if the instruments are correct
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-02-2011, 07:05 PM
rockdawg21's Avatar
rockdawg21 rockdawg21 is offline
I'm kind of a big deal
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 5,584
Default

Peak heart rates (MHR - Max Heart Rate) is a measure of how many BPM (beats per minute) your heart can withstand before going into cardiac arrest. Theoretically calculated value for MHR is:

MHR = 220 - your age, thus, if you are 30, then 220 - 30 = 190bpm = your MHR.

This however, is as, I mentioned, THEORETICAL. It is completely possible to go past this with proper conditioning. Mine is calculated at 189 and I consistently exceed 195 for several minutes when I do cardio, even on restricted oxygen (nose plugged and wearing a dual mouthpiece). I've had it as high as 203.

Before I go any further, do you have some sort of goal in mind, such as fat loss, fight conditioning, etc.?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-06-2011, 08:12 PM
Tyburn's Avatar
Tyburn Tyburn is offline
Angry @ Injustice!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: England
Posts: 16,910
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rockdawg21 View Post
I consistently exceed 195 for several minutes when I do cardio, even on restricted oxygen (nose plugged and wearing a dual mouthpiece). I've had it as high as 203.
I was just making sure 161 wasnt unusual thats what I am usually in the gym
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-07-2011, 01:46 AM
rockdawg21's Avatar
rockdawg21 rockdawg21 is offline
I'm kind of a big deal
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 5,584
Default

161 is a good cardio rate. If you can hold that for a good 45-60 minutes, you're getting a really good workout. Just remember, just like weight lifting, your body will become conditioned to that and could peak, so keep making changes. Some simple things are increasing your resistance, adding intervals, shortening the time and going for a higher AHR (average heart rate), etc. Always look to improve each time you do cardio to prevent a plateau.

Keep it up Dave, that's a good accomplishment!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-07-2011, 11:50 AM
County Mike
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

My resting heart rate is around 50bpm. Getting it above 150 is tough for me. No idea if that's a good thing or bad thing.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-07-2011, 12:28 PM
Neezar's Avatar
Neezar Neezar is offline
SupaDupaMod
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South
Posts: 6,479
Send a message via Yahoo to Neezar
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by County Mike View Post
My resting heart rate is around 50bpm. Getting it above 150 is tough for me. No idea if that's a good thing or bad thing.
The resting heart rate is good if it is because of cardio/exercise. If it is because of a heart defect then your screwed.


Sorry. Sick humor.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-07-2011, 01:42 PM
TexasRN's Avatar
TexasRN TexasRN is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Texan living in NC
Posts: 4,707
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Neezar View Post
The resting heart rate is good if it is because of cardio/exercise. If it is because of a heart defect then your screwed.


Sorry. Sick humor.

I thought the same thing!


~Amy
__________________
__________________________________________

My son made this for me:
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-07-2011, 04:41 PM
Tyburn's Avatar
Tyburn Tyburn is offline
Angry @ Injustice!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: England
Posts: 16,910
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Neezar View Post
The resting heart rate is good if it is because of cardio/exercise. If it is because of a heart defect then your screwed.


Sorry. Sick humor.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-07-2011, 05:00 PM
Miss Foxy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyburn View Post
Tyburn have you had a physical lately? It's a good idea so the doctor can give you the thumbs up so you don't hurt yourself..
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-07-2011, 05:23 PM
rockdawg21's Avatar
rockdawg21 rockdawg21 is offline
I'm kind of a big deal
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 5,584
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Miss Foxy View Post
Tyburn have you had a physical lately? It's a good idea so the doctor can give you the thumbs up so you don't hurt yourself..
Yeah Dave
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.