Calculating Target Heart | Using The Karvonen Formula

If you are going to calculate Target Heart Rate for your fitness training, then you might as well use the best formula to do that, and this is The Karvonen Formula. Here is what you need in order calculate your training heart rate with the example below:1. Your Age  = 30 Years Old2. Your Resting Heart Rate (RHR) = 70bpm3. The percentage you want to exercise at (60% - 80%, just depends)4. EMHR = Estimated Max Heart Rate (220-age)5. HRR = Heart Rate Reserve (EMHR - RHR)6. THR = Target Heart Rate (HHR x percentage you want to work at) + RHRKarvonen Formula - An example of someone who is 30 years old and has a RHR of 70bpm:EMHR = 220 – 30 = 190HRR = 190 – 70 = 120THR = (120 x .60) + 70 = 142 BPM at 60%THR = (120 x .80) + 70 = 166 BPM at 80%So you will be exercising at a range between 142 bpm to 166bpm. The percentages can be closer together, this is just an example.Good Luck with your training,Kisar S. Dhillon