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Wednesday, July 04, 2018

I have been pushing myself really hard on the treadmill at Physio twice a week. I usually find it quite boring because I've never been a treadmill kind of person. Since it's the primary way I've been rehabbing my injured leg I try to make the most of it. One of the ways I pass the time, besides wiping the sweat off my face, is by checking my heart rate. Yesterday I got it up to 150 which I thought was a good thing. Maybe it is but maybe it isn't.

Today I read part of an article on MHR and THR. I'm also not a formula kind of gal but being curious I decided to plug in my numbers. My age gives me a maximum heart rate of 155. 60% of that = 93. 75% = 116. Therefore my THR should be between 93 - 116. Exercising above that level means I'm exercising anaerobically (without oxygen) which the article claims is inefficient.

OK, so I lost the article and couldn't find my way back to it to finish the last 4/5 pages. Does anyone know what that means, to be working without oxygen? Should I be dropping my intensity to keep my HR lower? Aim I doing damage by exercising at a higher than maximum THR? Any help would be appreciate.
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    I think you're doing great,Mayie!!! emoticon And if the people at Physio aren't worried, I wouldn't be!!
    1099 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/29/2018 10:12:34 PM
  • MAYIE53
    Thanks for all the useful information. I went back to the treadmill today, much relieved. Physio wasn't at all concerned, said they don't focus on those formulas, rather PRE Perceived Rate of Exertion. I never feel out of breath and when I feel it getting a bit rough I simply decrease the speed or incline. Never saw the 150 again so perhaps it was a glitch. Stayed well within suggested target rate.
    1123 days ago
    Here's an article from SP that talks about it.
    Reference Guide to Anaerobic Exercise

    Just copy the link by putting your cursor at one end or the other then hold the shift button while using the left or right buttons until the whole thing is highlighted. Then copy it by pressing and holding the CMD button while you press the C button. Then paste it into the top of your browser by pressing and holding the CMD button while you press the V button. Then press Enter and it should bring up the article.

    Simply put though, you aren't harming yourself by doing anaerobic activity. Anaerobic exercise relies on energy sources that are stored in the muscles and, unlike aerobic exercise, is not dependent on oxygen from (breathing) the air. Examples of anaerobic exercise include: heavy weight-lifting, all types of sprints (running, biking, etc.), jumping rope, hill climbing, interval training, isometrics, or any rapid burst of hard exercise.
    1124 days ago
    I think you should check with your physician. some machines may run higher or lower than you think because they are working on an AVERAGE and you may need to work more or less depending on a variety of issues.
    1124 days ago
    I don't know anything about that, but I am glad to see a blog from you.
    1124 days ago
    It means you are over doing it
    1125 days ago
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    I believe the number reflects the oxygen saturation in your blood, which provides the oxygen to your organs. Because of your specific situation, it would be best to consult your doctor or the physical therapist, to get a accurate target. Keep up th
    1125 days ago
    What you need to know about anerobic exercise

    susan - if you cut and paste the link you will get information on anerobic exercise. It is very high intensity.
    1125 days ago
    Not sure BUT you are still alive and kicking so obviously didn't suffer any lasting effects. I am certain the physio would be alarmed otherwise and the most important number really is how quickly you recover and return to normal rate. It is impressive that you are doing the work!
    1125 days ago
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