When pushing thru the cardio excercises , what limit should I consider reasonable @ 65 % or 80 %.of heart rate.
which is 220 less your age and 65 % or 80% of that . I had a triple bypass just two years.I am starting to get a little serious about it now. Just want to be careful.
220 minus my age would be 177 and 65% of that would be 115, 85% of that would be 150. At 120 my heart is pumping so fast I swear it's going to explode. On top of that my Cardiologist said 110 tops, so I think I'll stick to the 65% (110-115). I have to question that 220 thing or question my Cardio. or, and more likely, question my math skills, (KenKieth?). Which is kind of funny, I hear others talking about 200+ bpm as their regular pumping action and hear I am complaining about 120.
So, 220 - your age (53) = 167.
167 X 65%= 108.
167 X 85%= 141.
Which would be more attainable and comfortable for you? And on top of that, and more important than the math it self, which numbers are closer to what your Cardiologist told you? Going with my own experience and your math I'll assume the answer to your question would be 65% or 108bpm.
BTW: double bypass 1-1/2 years ago and starting to look at ways to exorcise outdoors in the winter. Thinking of putting a home made fender on the bike to keep the snow from flying up my backside, but being home made it may not look all that great.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.