2016.01.08 CSCS Daily Study Question:
Joon-Hyun is a 21 year old athlete on your university’s men’s basketball team. He shows you the new wristwatch / heart rate monitor that his parents gave him for Christmas. Joon-Hyun tells you, “Coach, with this heart rate monitor I can keep my heart rate in the fat burning zone when I exercise. I’m going to get mad ripped for summer. The instruction booklet says that my target heart rate should be at 70% of my heart rate reserve.”
If Joon-Hyun’s resting heart rate is 6o beats per minute, what is his target heart rate at 70% of his heart rate reserve, according to the Karvonen Method of calculating target heart rates.
(A) 98 beats per minute
(B) 102 beats per minute
(C) 139 beats per minute
(D) 157 beats per minute
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(D) 157 beats per minute
To determine Joon-Hyun’s target heart rate with the Karvonen Method:
220 – 21 (Joon-Hyun’s age) = 199 (age-predicted max heart rate)
199 – 60 (resting heart rate) = 139 (heart rate reserve)
139 x 70% (exercise intensity) + 60 (resting heart rate) = 157.3 beats per minute (target heart rate)
Essentials of Strength Training & Conditioning 3rd edition p. 494
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2016.01.08 CSCS Daily Study Question