Calculating your fat burning heart rate and finding the ultimate fat burning exercise that you can sustain over an extended period of time can help you to reach and then maintain your “ideal body weight.”
When it comes to creating permanent fat loss what you want to focus on is burning the most total calories during your cardiovascular workout.
If you want you can use this Karvonen formula below to calculate your own target heart rate zone.
Here is an example of a 25 year old person with a resting heart rate of 70 beats per minute. To get your own resting heart rate, simply take your pulse for one full minute, after waking up.
220 – 25 (age) = 195
195 – 70 (resting heart rate) = 125
125 x 65% (low end of heart rate) or 85% (high end) = 81.25 or 106.25
81.25 + 70 (resting heart rate) = 151.25 bpm
106.25 + 70 (resting heart rate) = 176.25 bmp
The target heart rate zone for this person would be 151 to 176 beats per minute.
The fat burning heart rate of 151 to 176 beats per minute can be achieved by using an excellent fat burn exercise.
In my cardio training section you will find the exact details about using aerobics to burn unwanted body fat.
But, if you are like most people, and want to keep everything really simple without counting all kinds of numbers, and fat burning heart rates, I would recommend to read my…
…article about fat burning facts, which explains exactly how our bodiesburn body fat as an energy source, and how you can create similar results using high, medium, and low intensity fat burn exercise.
The time factor dictates the intensity
The only important thing that you have to consider when it comes to burning off unwanted body fat using cardiovascular exercise is the actual time that you have on a daily basis to use it.
The more time you have, the less intensity you can use to create the body of your dreams.
There are many people who have created permanent fat loss by simply watching their daily calorie intake and walking for 60-90 minutes every day.
So, if you want to take the easy path, then do not worry so much about your fat burning heart rate, and simply choose an easy fat burn exercisethat you can sustain in the long run.
If you use brisk walking 60 minutes per day, and consume the amount of calories that your body can burn on a daily basis, you will have no problem creating a lean, healthy body.
The secret to permanent fat loss is creating a sustainable nutrition and exercise strategy that you can keep using for life.
Without using this type of approach you will end up in a vicious cycle where you will simple keep losing weight and then re-gaining it back, over and over and over.