Target Heart Rate Calculator
Where should my heart rate be while exercising in order to reach my fitness goal?
Every one should know their maximum heart rate (MHR) for exercising safely, which depends on your age. Also enter your fitness goal and let this calculator help determine your target heart rate (THR).
TitleA title for these calculator results that will help you identify it if you have printed out several versions of the calculator.
AgeYour current age.
Fitness GoalChoose the fitness goal closest to your actual goal.
Target Heart Rate (THR)Exercise at an intensity that will keep your heart rate within this range to best meet your fitness goal.
Max Heart Rate (MHR)Based on your age, this is your maximum heart rate. Even during high intensity exercise you should not let your heart rate go above this number.
Beats Per Minute (bpm)The number of heart beats per minute (bpm). If your exercise equipment has a pulse sensor it will be expressed as beats per minute.
Beats in 10 SecsFind your pulse at your neck or wrist. Using a clock or watch with a second hand, count each heart beat for 10 seconds. (This number times 6 will be your heart beats per minute (bpm).)
Exercise Intensity TableYour fitness goal helps determine the intensity of your exercise. In turn, exercise intensity and your age determines your target heart rate range to meet your fitness goal. This table shows the exercise intensity and target heart rate range for each fitness goal.