I joined a new gym last night, and I got a free orientation. Part of that was figuring out my target heart rate. The trainer said that based on my age, 29, that my target heart rate would be 162. Does this sound right to anyone? How exactly does it work, as far as how long should you maintain your target heart rate? I should have asked, but forgot.
The trainer wasn't too impressive. She was rather old-school in her thinking of health and nutrition. I told her about the Zone. She said she'd heard of it, but didn't really know the specifics, and seemed kind of surprised about no breads, pastas, or """"whole grains"""". I described to her what I usually eat: veggies, fruits, low-fat protein, and good fats. She actually encouraged me to eat bread.
Anyway, if anyone can shed some light on the target heart rate, that would be great.