WHAT IS MAXIMAL HEART RATE AND WHY MUST I CHECK IT DURING EXERCISE?

The basic way to calculate your maximum heart rate is to subtract your age from 220. For example, if you're 45 years old, subtract 45 from 220 to get a maximum heart rate of 175. This is the maximum number of times your heart should beat per minute during exercise. Once you know your maximum heart rate, you can calculate your desired target heart rate zone — the level at which your heart is being exercised and conditioned but not overworked.The American Heart Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend a general target heart rate of: Moderate exercise intensity: 50 to about 70 percent of your maximum heart rate Vigorous exercise intensity: 70 to about 85 percent

DOES STRENGTH TRAINING PREVENT INJURIES?

A study (Lauersen JB, 2013) compared strength training. proprioceptive training and stretching in terms of their ability to prevent future musculoskeletal injury. Results showed that stretching was not found to be beneficial (before or after exercise) for injury prevention. Proprioceptive/balance and strength training were beneficial for injury prevention, with strength training being best. The authors reported that strength training reduced sports injuries to less than one third and overuse injuries by almost 50%. If you do not incorporate strength training into your exercise program, you are most likely missing out on numerous injury prevention and functional benefits .And this goes for an

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