Hi all! I just started on my diet/exercise plan on december 29th, 07. I have been going to my YMCA for my exercise. On the treadmill I choose the 'fat burn' program. It likes to keep my max. heart rate at 127 or around there. My heart seems to keep going in the 140's and upper 140's so the machine has to keep slowing down. I can put the machine on speed 2.0 and keep a heart rate around 130. Any higher speed or incline my heart goes too fast. Is this because I am out of shape?
I also tryed to get on this other machine. Not sure what it is called. Your legs go up and down, back and forth while your hands do also. It's like a total body work-out. Well I tryed to get on that one today. It said for my height/age/weight my max. heart rate should be 127. After about 50 seconds my heart rate was 170!!! I see other ladies heart rates are only like 130-145 when they are on the same machine. However, they are much smaller then I and seem to be in much better shape.
I am 24 years old, soon to be 25 in March. Weigh 218 and am 5 foot 7. I had an EKG done on my heart not too long ago and it came back fine. They actually did the EKG because I had a fast heart rate when visiting the doctor for a cold. I take Albuterol for asthma everyday which can increase your heart rate, I also wear a patch to help quit smoking that increases the rate. I also have panic disorder that makes it get high sometimes too.
Could all of those things plus being out of shape be the reason? What is teh highest your heart rate gets while walking at a very fast pace or using a total body workout machine.