Heart Rate Based Calorie Burn Calculator
Heart Rate Based Calorie Burn Calculator estimates the number of calories burned during workout. The rate at which the heart beats is related to the calorie expenditure rate. The equation used to calculate calories burned requires age, weight, gender, desired target heart rate and duration of the exercise. This calculation will be most accurate when your heart rate is between 90 and 150 beats per minute (bpm).
The best method to ensure calorie burnout is through alternate bursts of short, intense activity followed by longer intervals of low intensity activity. This is known as HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training. The goal is to increase the heart rate to 150 bpm with sprint interval portion lasts for 15 to 20 seconds, followed by rest period during which heart rate should drop at about 90 bpm. Complete workout should last about 20 minutes.
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Fat Burning Heart-Rate Zone Is a Myth
It is true that at some workout intensities you’re burning a higher percentage of fat than at other intensities but losing or maintaining weight is a matter of calories in versus calories out. If you’re exercising at lower intensity, you’re burning fewer calories per minute. Interval training burns calories much faster than low intensity aerobic workouts. Interval training increases metabolism for more than 24 hours afterwards so calorie expenditure process is higher during and after workout.