2016.06.13 CSCS Daily Study Question:
An athlete’s chart shows that they have a age-predicted maximum heart rate of 196 beats per minute. Given the Karvonen Method of heart rate calculation, how old would you estimate this athlete to be considering their current listed maximum heart rate?
(A) 18 years old
(B) 24 years old
(C) 30 years old
(C) 36 years old
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(B) 24 years old
To calculate the age-predicted maximum heart rate, the athlete’s age is subtracted from 220. In this case, we know the athlete’s age-predicted maximum heart rate (196 BPM). Subtract the athlete’s age-predicted maximum heart rate from 220 and you get the athlete’s current age (24 years old). The additional details in the question stem about using the Karvonen method are irrelevant; both the Karvonen Method and the Percentage of Maximal Heart Rate Method use athlete age subtracted from 220 to determine the age-predicted maximum heart rate (APMHR).
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2016.06.13 CSCS Daily Study Question