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# Thread: Finding corrrect hear rate for fat buring zone

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## Finding corrrect hear rate for fat buring zone

I have read many diffrent ways on how to find your fat buring heart rate. I was wondering if somong would tell the correct way.

2. do a search for "target heart rate calculator"

3. check your pulse
MHR = 220 - age
then take 70% of that number
i.e. 20year old MHR is 200
140Beats Per Min is 70%

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## Thnaks Just one more question

Originally Posted by spywizard
MHR = 220 - age
then take 70% of that number
i.e. 20year old MHR is 200
140Beats Per Min is 70%
Sorry to sound dumb but is there a range, or is it 140 beats no more or less. If there is a range is it like 5 or just a bit more BPM, and is the the same for just a bit under the 140? I guess I'm just asking if it is 140 is 70% how high and how high and low could the BPR can go up from the 70%(140)BPM and still be in the fat zone?

5. Theres no science to it, just stay in the general area of 140bpm. If u hit 145 or 135 bpm, no big deal. Stay in that range for at least 30-45min.

6. I've read many times you should be between 60 and 70% to most effectively burn fat.

7. Theres two Im sure.

One for Fat burning with muscle loss as well, something like 220 - your current age and the one for Fat burning with no muscle loss whihc is 220 - your age x .7.

If noticed the later being most effective for me, I have definatley cut up with no loos in muscle mass.

8. 220- age X .65 - .75

im pretty sure that's the range

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I like the range of 60%-75%max.

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Originally Posted by mr_man
I have read many diffrent ways on how to find your fat buring heart rate. I was wondering if somong would tell the correct way.

Don't go for the 65%-75% "fat burning range". You will end up burning more fat if you work at an 80% target and you will work on cardio endurance at the same time.

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Originally Posted by Tusika
Don't go for the 65%-75% "fat burning range". You will end up burning more fat if you work at an 80% target and you will work on cardio endurance at the same time.
The question was best zone for fat loss NOT fat loss AND muscle loss.

12. Originally Posted by Tusika
Don't go for the 65%-75% "fat burning range". You will end up burning more fat if you work at an 80% target and you will work on cardio endurance at the same time.
For 90+% of people 80 percent of heart rate is where muscle loss occurs!

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