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    ? about Heart rate for cutting..

    I know this is the diet forum but since there are so many ?'s about cutting in here I want to make sure I am in the correct heart rate zone for fat burning.

    I am 24 years old...

    What would trhe propper BPM be for someone my age?

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    Calculating your specific Target Heart Rate is a simple formula:

    First, find your MAX heart rate by subracting your age from 220
    I.E.> 220- 24= 196 MAX HEART RATE

    Now, for FAT burning, you want to maintain 65%-80% of your MAX h.r.
    I.E.> 196 x .65= 127, 196 x .8= 157

    Your TARGET HEART RATE for fat burning should be between 127-157 BPM.

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    Remember, when performing cardio, it will take app. 20 minutes to deplete glycogen stores and start the fat-burning process.

    This does not apply when performing cardio first thing in the A.M. on an empty stomach, as your blood-glucose levels are already depleted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austex
    Remember, when performing cardio, it will take app. 20 minutes to deplete glycogen stores and start the fat-burning process.

    This does not apply when performing cardio first thing in the A.M. on an empty stomach, as your blood-glucose levels are already depleted.

    Thanks bro..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austex
    Remember, when performing cardio, it will take app. 20 minutes to deplete glycogen stores and start the fat-burning process.
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    Very good info, you hit it all right on the head. This is the exact reason why resistence training should be performed prior to cardio (Not including a warm up).


    Some people who dont work out that much simply go to the gym to do cardio. If someone steps on the treadmill for 20-30 minutes they're arent going to do much more then simply burn whatever food they consumed within the past couple of hours. Thats why its important to train first then do the larger portion of you cardio after weights

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austex
    Calculating your specific Target Heart Rate is a simple formula:

    First, find your MAX heart rate by subracting your age from 220
    I.E.> 220- 24= 196 MAX HEART RATE

    Now, for FAT burning, you want to maintain 65%-80% of your MAX h.r.
    I.E.> 196 x .65= 127, 196 x .8= 157

    Your TARGET HEART RATE for fat burning should be between 127-157 BPM.



    Very nice, you gave the proper range, 65-80%. If one is given a specific number they try to hard to stick to it. That is if someone actually uses a HR monitor. THR rate is between 65% and 80% of MHR. Nice job Austex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhova16
    Very nice, you gave the proper range, 65-80%. If one is given a specific number they try to hard to stick to it. That is if someone actually uses a HR monitor. THR rate is between 65% and 80% of MHR. Nice job Austex
    Just the facts! Just think, normally I charge for these services. That'll be $55.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austex
    Just the facts! Just think, normally I charge for these services. That'll be $55.00
    Well I charge $60 and hour but CT is more expensive



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