Cardio Activities and Heart Rates
Find the appropriate heart rate for your training goals. A couple of years ago I used to run with 160 to 180 heart beats per minutes, becasue I thought it was tough training. At that time I didn't burn fat, but my endurance didn´t become better either. The reason for this was that when my pulse was too high, I only stressd my body. In other words, if you go over 170 beats per minute, you are competing and not training. Training is not the same thing as competition. After a hard competition your body needs a few days recovery. Continuing with the next traning on the next day just leads to overtraining. Find the appropriate heart rate for your goal in the table below.