Ok ya'll... now if you all have not experienced training in the cardio training zone, then you are not exercising right. This is the zone where it feels incredible to exercise... I mean incredible. And it has everything to do with your heart rate. This zone will make you feel great immediately after you are done. And without me being all scientific and academic, I will attempt explain to you how to find your zone.
First, before you know your training zone, you will first need to know your maximum heart rate. This number is the RED ZONE when it comes to exercising. Stay away from this number. So whatever your age is, subtract that from 220 (some magic number). So for example if you are 30, your maximum heart rate is 190. So when you are exercising... STAY AWAY FROM THIS NUMBER. If you are 40, your maximum heart rate is 180... so while exercising... STAY AWAY FROM THIS ZONE!!!
Now that you know the danger zone, the point of ridiculous exertion, lets find the guut guut zone. It's actually lower than the maximum heart rate. It is just a portion of your maximum heart rate, 75-85 % of the maximum heart rate. So if you are 40, this magical zone is between 135-153. This is the number of times your heart needs to beat per minute to get maximum training results that will most likely keep you from workout fatigue.
If you are apart of Big Boned Fitness' community, it is important to know your zone numbers. These numbers will keep you motivated to stay on that path for becoming a fitter you.
Wishing you all the best! Muah!
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