Purpose: Estimate Target Heart Rate Zones based on the age predicted maximum heart rate in order to prescribe an appropriate training intensity.
Equipment: Index and middle fingers or heart rate monitor. Target Heart Rate Zones will be automatically calculated by TrainerMetrics.
Procedure: For measuring heart rate without the use of a heart rate monitor, palpation of the pulse at the radial artery is most common. Use index and middle finger and press against the radial artery on the lateral portion of the wrist. For resting heart rate, palpate for 15 seconds while counting HR, multiply beats by 4.