Beachbody On Demand - All You Need is the Internet
About   -  Contact  -  Blog  -  Index  -  Search  -  Home
Work Out at Home
Try Superfood Nutrition Risk Free
Work From Home Opportunity
Free Coaching
Free Streaming Workouts
Get the Best Deal
My Best Bets
Lose Weight
Get Fitter
Train Smarter
Team Howtobefit on Facebook Team Howtobefit on Twitter Team Beachbody Coach Rich Dafter on Instagram

Different Training Heart Rates
Are Used for Different Purposes

from the Polar Personal Trainer

Training heart rates are ranges of percentages of your maximum heart rate (HRmax). Different Training Heart Rates Are Used for Different Purposes

Each range is useful for different purposes and is associated with different fitness benefits.

Training heart rate 50-60% HRmax

Great for recovery sessions.

Training heart rate 60-70% HRmax

  • Improves the heart’s ability to pump blood
  • Increases the number of small blood vessels in your muscles
  • Increases the enzymes in your muscles responsible for oxygen metabolism
  • Increases the strength of your muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones
  • Improves your endurance
  • Burns fat as the body’s main energy source at this intensity

Training heart rate 70-80% HRmax

  • Also called the “steady state” because it’s the fastest pace you can maintain for long periods of time (for example, a competitive Ironman athlete will race near this intensity)
  • Accustoms the body with a faster pace
  • Improves endurance
  • Begins to raise the speed you can maintain without building up lactic acid (your anaerobic threshold)
  • The more fit you are, the greater the percentage of fat your body uses as fuel, enabling you to perform longer at this rate while preserving limited stores of glycogen

Training heart rate 80-90% HRmax

  • At this intensity, you begin to “go anaerobic” and build up lactic acid (reach your anaerobic threshold)
  • Your anaerobic threshold increases along with your fitness
  • This intensity can be maintained for about one hour in competition

Training heart rate 90-100% HRmax

  • Is only needed for:

  • Sprint training
  • Racing over short distances (track sprinters, short-distance swimmers)

back to top

Join My Team and Get a 25% Discount on All Beachbody Products
Become a Team Beachbody Coach
Barre Blend Challenge Pack and Completion Pack
What is Barre Blend
How to Choose the Right Nutrition Plan
How to Choose the Right Nutrition Plan
How to Choose the Right Strength Training Program
How to Choose the Right Strength Training Program
6 Weeks of THE WORK Before and After Results
6 Weeks of THE WORK Before and After
Loaded Sweet Potato SkinsLoaded Sweet Potato Skins
Guide to the 21 Day Fix

Understanding 21 Day Fix Containers
For More Articles, go to the Team Howtobefit Blog

The goal of Team Beachbody is to provide you with solutions to reach your health and fitness goals. Click here to learn more about Team Beachbody Coach Rich Dafter.

Disclaimer: Team Beachbody® does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach's income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill. See our Statement of Independent Coach Earnings (below) for the most recent information on the actual incomes of all our Coaches.

© 2020  -  About   -  Contact  -  Join My Team  -  Coach Earnings Statement  -  Site Map  -  Shop -  Home