Heart Rate Chart

For people who are serious with Health and Fitness especially working out, one of the most important things to them is heart rate. During workouts and training, pacing ones self is important. To do this and get the most out of workouts, heart rate has to be between 60 to 85% of its maximum. This heart rate in fitness circles is known as aerobic heart rate. Aerobic exercises use the large muscles in the body for continuous periods of time. Muscles require more energy to handle these workloads thus making the heart beat faster. This in turn makes you breathe faster to take in more oxygen.

Here is a heart rate chart:

AGE Target Heart Rate Zone Average Maximum Heart Rate
Years 50 – 85% 100%
Beats per Minute Beats per Minute
20 100–170
200
25 98–166 195
30 95–162 190
35 93–157 185
40 90–153 180
45 88–149 175
50 85–145 170
55 83–140 165
60 80–136 160
65 78–132 155
70 75–128 150

Note: These figures are averages so do use them as general guidelines.

Resting Heart Rate Chart

The resting heart rate is always a good indication of your fitness levels. It can also give an indication of whether you are over training or not doing enough at all. The most ideal time to check your resting heart rate is early in the morning before you do any activities. As you become more fit through aerobic fitness, your heart rate should lower which will in turn decrease the beats when you are resting.

AGE 18-25
26 -35 36 -45 46 – 55 56 -65 65+
Athlete 49-55 49-54 50-56 50-57 51-56 50-55
Excellent 56-61 55-61 57-62 58-63 57-61 56-61
Good 62-65 62-65 63-66 64-67 62-67 62-65
Average 70-73 71-74 71-75 72-76 72-75 70-73
Bad/Poor 82+ 82+ 83+ 84+ 82+ 80+