Target Heart Rate Challenge

Utica Academy of Science High School students will be participating in a Target Heart Rate Challenge in their physical education class.

Friday, January 15th, 2021Who else is pumped for this next challenge at Utica Academy of Science high school? In two-weeks, the students will be participating in a Target Heart Rate Challenge for their physical education class. Atoms will be tasked with creating a maximum heart rate goal they would like to achieve. Below is additional information regarding maximum heart rate, target heart rate and goal suggestions for the challenge.

What is maximum heart rate? When people are exercising or participating in any physical activity, the goal is to get your Heart Rate as close to your Maximum Heart Rate as possible, otherwise known as your Target Heart Rate. Below are some Maximum Heart Rate Goals to achieve when you are exercising. These are determined based on your exercising habits and physical activity.

Maximum Heart Rate Goals

  • Just Starting Exercising: Your goal should be to try and get to 50-60% of your Maximum Heart Rate
  • Daily Exercising: Your goal should be to try and get to 65-75% of your Maximum Heart Rate
  • Great Shape: Your goal should be to try and get to 80-85% of your Maximum Heart Rate

For this challenge, students will set their Maximum Heart Rate goals. No matter the goal in mind, being physically active and exercising is important to your heart, mind and body.

Click here to watch a quick video from high school teacher, Mr. Wagner who will introduce the Target Heart Rate Challenge. Good luck, Atoms with your upcoming Target Heart Rate Challenge!