What Should My Heart Rate Be
I'm rather overweight and joined a gym around Thanksgiving. I've been working out 4 or 5 days a week for about an hour or hour and a half each day. I usually do 30 minutes of the treadmill or a cadio class each day. While on the treadmill, I checked my heart rate about midway thru my workout. Going at 3.3 miles per hour, my heart rate stayed around 150.
I glanced at the monitor on the treadmill next to me. There was a 70 yr old man there, going about 4 mph. He had been walking for about 20 minutes. His heart rate was 112. I'm only 40, but I weigh probably 70 lbs more than he does. What should be normal for me? Am I just so horribly outta shape? Is 150 way too high? Should I be concerned or should it come down as I lose wieght and get in better shape?