What Is My Target Heart Rate?

Before I start with a technical answer, let me just tell you that I sometimes think my heart is about to come out my chest on my HIIT cardio days. 😩 My cardio day goal is 2-3 times a week and weights day goal is 3-4 times a week. This is a short, sweet, and get to the point post. Please comment below if you have any questions or feel free to contact me via email, Facebook, or Instagram.


Factual Info –

“Target heart rate—the heart rate range used to determine the desired intensity of an activity—will differ depending on the goal of the workout. You can calculate target heart rate using a percentage of your client’s heart rate maximum (HRmax), which can be predicted by subtracting your age from 220, or by measuring your heart rate while performing a maximum exercise test.

When the workout goal is to increase aerobic endurance (most useful!), the target heart rate should be 65 to 80 percent of HRmax (about 55%-70% of HRR). During interval training, which focuses on increasing cardiovascular performance, the target heart rate should be greater than 80 percent of HRmax (70% of HRR).

Helpful Website –

This website can help you to calculate your target heart rate along with other important calculations. Please check out https://www.active.com/fitness/calculators/heartrate to receive your target calculations, or shall we say goals! ✨ You can also click on the image.


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Let Me Introduce Myself

Hi, Everyone!

My name is Rayan Marks, and I reside in the great state of Texas. ☺️ I will soon turn into a Georgia Peach AGAIN….we won’t get into that topic. I’m a wife (Sen’Derrick Marks), angel mom (Rylee Marks), dog mom (Teddy Bear Marks), and live by faith! 🙌 God is good, all the time. “With God on my side, I will not fail.” I’m a small, online business owner of some delicious candy made from a secret – family recipe. 🤐 At Sweet XII, we offer homemade fudge (it’s not actual fudge but kept the original name from our older generation) and two variety of praline candy that’s to die for. 🤤 Please check out the website (www.sweetxii.com), shipping is available. We are adding new items this year, started on January 1st. . Marks On Fitness is a new venture to blog my journey and hope to motivate someone in the process. Worse case scenario, you will get a “laugh of the day” from my epic fails. 😬 Welcome to my life, my journey.

I started my fitness journey in 2010 but challenging events in my life have intervened. To fast forward, we moved to the state of TEXAS. Shortly after I decided to change my health and get serious about fitness again in 2017. My main struggle was finding cardio (I’m not a traditional cardio girl) that would help me on this journey. That’s when I found out about HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) in 2018, and this was the best discovery EVER. 😍 I do cardio exercises with high intensity and a short amount of time. No more long minutes on the treadmills or ellipticals. 👏 I have a love/hate relationship with the rower. 🙃 My goal is to still enjoy my favorite foods in moderations without sabotaging my health or fitness results. I’m a “sweets lover” so it doesn’t takes much before I give in. 🥴