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The training heart rate range was estimated using the Karvonen formula (American College of Sports Medicine, 2006).
To calculate your ideal training heart rate you simply need to minus your age from 220.
A training heart rate range is established based on resting heart rate (RHR), which is subtracted from the maximal heart rate (MHR) to obtain the heart rate reserve (HRR).
60 to get a recommended training heart rate of 108 beats per minute.
This means that your training heart rate or pulse should be kept between 153 and 126 beats per minute during exercise.
For example, using this formula, a fifty-year-old runner would have a MHR of 170 and would aim for training heart rates between 120 and 145.
You can calculate your maximum heart rate by subtracting your age from 220 -- so your theoretical maximum is 160 if you're 60 years old, and your training heart rate would be between 96 and 144.
Porcari says he uses walking poles in his adult fitness and cardiac rehabilitation programs and notes they "have proven to be the most popular and effective modality for increasing the intensity of walking, especially in those individuals who cannot walk fast enough to attain a training heart rate.