Mine will be at about 180 when I'm pushing hard, for me that's about 80-90% effort. At a normal pace on my bike that I can sustain a conversation with a bit of puffing, I'm at about 120. Resting is about 60 or 70 I think from memory. If I go flat chat 100% it's at 200 something, I don't really have time to be checking
. And your HR will stay high for some time after exercise (that's one of the things that makes interval training really effective - while you're "resting" in the low intensity gaps, your heart is still doing the high intensity cardio)
If you have a HR monitor, the destructions should have a section telling you how to work out what your max heart rate should be for your age and gender etc. You're a 'little' older than me, so yours will be lower. OR check with your GP (really, at your age - sorry to be rude - you should probably be checking with your doc before embarking on this kind of weight loss jaunt anyway)
If you get chest pains or difficulty breathing beyond the normal puffed feeling STOP IMMEDIATELY
and call an ambulance. No kidding. I don't care if it turns out to be heartburn. You don't mess with chest pains when you're exercising at that level at your age with a history of weight probs.
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!
"You can't change the winds, but you can change the sails"
"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"