The heart rate zones

This article describes the five heart rate zones defined by Sally Edwards:

% of the Maximal Heart Rate

Training zone:

50-60%

Healthy Heart Zone

60-70%

Temperate Zone

70-80%

Aerobic Zone

80-90%

Anaerobic threshold Zone

90-100%

Redline Zone

See below your heart beats per minute in each training zones:

Enter your Maximal Heart Rate ->
Tip: you can estimate your Maximum Heart Rate by these simple formulas:
Male: 220 - (your age) | Female: 226 - (your age)

Training Zone

Beats p/ min.
minimum | maximum

Healthy Heart Zone
(50-60% Max. Heart Rate)

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Zone description: 

 

This zone is for: the ones starting to run, coming back from injury or a health problem. For warm-up and the cool-down of more intense trainings.

Temperate Zone
(60-70% Max. Heart Rate)

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Zone description:

This zone is for: fat-burning, heart strengthening, aerobic training.

Aerobic Zone
(70-80% Max. Heart Rate)

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Zone description:

This zone is for: heart strengthening and size increasing, respiratory system improvement, increasing of the number and size of the blood vessels, lung capacity increasing.

Anaerobic Threshold
(80-90% Max. Heart Rate)

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Zone description:

This zone is for: anaerobic training, training the body to metabolize lactic acid efficiently. 

Redline Zone
(90-100% Max.H.R)

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Zone description:

this is a high risk zone to get injured and you shouldn't train here without a professional orientation.

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Related articles:
Factors that affect the heart rate during training
Using a Heart Rate Monitor


This article has informational purpose and  isn't a substitute for professional advice.

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