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30 Aug 2007

M.H.R
Ek is 57. Doen in 2008 6de Argus. My gem. hartklop oor 2 uur +- 155. Hartklop gaan dus op tot +- 170. Is dit OK?
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Wessel

That's fine, I wouldn't worry too much about heart rate, to be honest. It's a very overused tool and the problem is often wrongly used tool. People will tell you all the time about target zones and optimal heart rates - that kind of thing is very difficult to do properly, because every individual is different. So what is a good heart rate for you could be too low for me, or vice versa.

But there is nothing wrong with your numbers at all. Rather base your effort on how you feel and then observe what your heart rate does, and then in the future, you'll be able to pick up changes. Heart rate is a guide to the body, but it's not the definitive answer that tells you everything.

Good luck
Ross
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