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Old 11-19-2019, 03:34 PM
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I am 68, not in the greatest shape and have started doing some gym stuff. My question is, when on the treadmill what heart rate should I shoot for to get a decent cardio workout. I know I have to start slowly and build upon it.
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Old 11-19-2019, 03:38 PM
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I don't bust my buns on the treadmill. I look for not much more than 115, but build up to it slow. I do about 2.5 mph at 2.5 degrees for 20 minutes with a 3 minute cool off. Again, start off slow until you get used to it.
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220 minus your age... 150 is your max. Don't let it get above 150.

Some will tell you to work out at 150, I won't. I would say 120. It will still strengthen you without you feeling like you're about to croak.

I have a family history of heart disease so I always take it a little easier than I "have" to when working out. Doing that I was able to run a half marathon (13.1 miles).
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Have you talked with your doc? There is a formula for your max rate based on your age. 220 - 68 = 152. You should shoot for say 70% of that which is like 107 to start with.

The automatic blood pressure units are like $20 and they work good enough.

Keep a log for a while to help track your progress.
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I find that a HR of 125 is a nice mild workout. 135 is well into the "effort" zone.
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I would base it on perceived exertion.
Some people have very different heart rates for rest and exertion.
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Always check with your doctor before starting an exercise program. Your doc can help you find a routine and target heart rate zone that match your needs, goals, and physical condition.

I am 72 and consulted my cardiologist for advice when having a dual-isotope stress test as part of my workup. Your actual maximum heart rate can be determined by a graded exercise test. If you are taking Rx medicines or have a medical condition (such as heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes), ask your doctor if your maximum heart rate (and target heart rate) should be adjusted.

You gain the most benefit when you exercise in your ''target heart rate zone,'' usually, when your exercise heart rate (pulse) is 60%-80% of your maximum heart rate. If you are on meds or have any of the above conditions your doctor will probably decrease your target heart rate zone initially to 50%.

You may need to gradually build up to a level that is within your target heart rate zone, especially if you have not exercised regularly. If the exercise feels too strenuous, slow down, which reduces your risk of injury. You will feel better and enjoy exercise more if you don't try to overdo it. A good routine is to walk briskly or bicycle with a friend.

If you cannot carry on a conversation you are pushing too hard. At my age of 72, being a bit overweight, but otherwise in reasonable shape for my age bracket, a target heart rate of 90 is comfortable to maintain. At that level I do break a sweat, but can carry on a conversation or sing cadence and feel good afterward with quick recovery to normal pulse and heart rate with satisfactory oxygenation.
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Old 11-21-2019, 01:49 AM
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My bp cuff monitors for arrythmia, irregular heartbeat that doesn't pump well.
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Old 11-21-2019, 06:37 PM
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Check with your provider first

Goal: determine your resting heart rate, shoot for 150% or a little bit less as your goal to build up to (usually quite easy), then build on TIME until you are getting 25-30 minutes per session, a minimum of every other day (unless you have diabetes, in which case the min. is every day). START SLOW, slowly build up time.
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Old 11-21-2019, 11:46 PM
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Forget about shooting for the cardio exercises. Instead shoot for your Drs. office and get checked out and he will tell you what exercises to do.
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You could just keep running until your heart stops. While not the ideal way to calculate your limits it would be accurate.

Seriously, don't ask us. Talk to your doctor and then a certified trainer.
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I have bradycardia heart rate around 50 to 60 bpm and early this year i found i started having heart rates down as low as 31 BPM and skipping beats.

After a number of heart test they did a angioplasty and found one heart arteries blocked at around 80% and 3 others at around 50% blocked.

The doctors put in a stent in the 80% blocked one and put me on a lot stronger heart meds.

One of the test they did was a treadmill test and they gave up when my heart rate would not go above 80 BPM
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My dad's heart rate was around 50 BPM and that was normal for him.
He grew up working on a farm and was incredibly strong.

He had a heart attack in his 50's and they installed a temporary pacemaker and set it at the normal 72 BPM. He yelled, "turn it down! are you trying to blow my head off?"
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Regardless of what you choose as your safe max exercise heart rate, I would track my heart rate recovery time. IMO the quicker your recovery time is the better shape your cardio-vascular system is in. I am not a medical expert so do not bet your life on my opinion.
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Old 11-25-2019, 07:33 AM
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Do NOT depend on your doctor to tell you what exercises to do !!!! Check in with him/her FIRST, to see what LIMITATIONS may apply, ask for a referral to a physical therapist (if you are over 65, you can get this FREE when ordered with your annual "wellness visit"), the PT is trained in exercise, you doctor is NOT; may have learned along the way, almost sure NOT to be up on current research in exercise UNLESS they are are rehab specialist!!!
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I am in awe of y'all. My resting HR rarely gets below 85 and 120 is extremely common with basic activity. I'm 45 and on the cusp of being overweight (5'5", 135 pounds).
I was very active and under weight in my youth, though, and my pulse was even worse (100-110 resting).
As others have said, ask your Dr. IMO, it's better to err on the side of caution with such things- especially considering that each of us are different and have our own thresholds and issues.

Much success to you!
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