What Does Target Heart Rate (THR) Mean?
Target heart rate is a numerical range based on a standard formula indicating the speed with which a patient's heart should beat during physical exercise. This measure indicates the effort level the body can sustain while undertaking an aerobic activity. Target heart rate is tracked during exercise in order to optimize fitness levels and training results. It is also used by medical practitioners when performing cardiovascular diagnostic tests.
Target heart rate = Maximum Heart Rate * .7