# What is the formula for the target heart rate for a man when exercising?

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The formula for your target heart rate is very simple. Take your age and subtract it from 220. This will give you a pretty good estimate of where your maximum heart rate should be. An example of this formula would be if someone is 30 years of age. Their max HR would be 190:
220-30=190
Though this formula is not always accurate it provides a great way to know your working zone.
Here's one formula: Your max heart rate is 220 minus your age (220 – age = HRmax). For achieving cardio endurance, I recommend cardio zone training:
• Zone 1: 65 to 75% of HRmax
• Zone 2: 80 to 85% of HRmax
• Zone 3: 90% of HRmax
You should meet with a NASM Personal Trainer to safely design a cardio program.
The formula for men is 220 minus age. For example, for men age 50, this gives a maximum heartbeat of 170.

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