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Exercise intensity zones for a for a 163 pulse rate



What exercise intensity zone does a 163 target heart rate put you into? An exercising pulse of 163 bpm (or 27 beats every 10 seconds) is typically in the hard anaerobic zone and is used to train for maximum performance and improved fitness. A pulse of 163 is 86% of the maximum heart rate (HRmax) for a typical adult male. Consult the table below to check what workout zone a 163 pulse rate puts you in for your specific age and gender.

Men's training zones for a 163 pulse rate by age
Age Pct Max
10 to 19 years 81% to 78%
Hard (Anaerobic Zone)
Maximize Performance & Improve Fitness
20 to 29 years 85% to 82%
Hard (Anaerobic Zone)
Maximize Performance & Improve Fitness
30 to 39 years 90% to 86%
Maximum
Maximize Performance
40 to 49 years 95% to 91%
Maximum
Maximize Performance
50 to 59 years 101% to 96%
Over Maximum
Maximum Exceeded
60 to 69 years 108% to 102%
Over Maximum
Maximum Exceeded
70 to 79 years 116% to 109%
Over Maximum
Maximum Exceeded
80 to 89 years 124% to 116%
Over Maximum
Maximum Exceeded
90 to 99 years 135% to 125%
Over Maximum
Maximum Exceeded

Men's chart generated using 220 minus age Karvonen method1

Women's training zones for a for a 163 pulse rate by age
Age Pct Max
10 to 19 years 86% to 83%
Hard (Anaerobic Zone)
Maximize Performance & Improve Fitness
20 to 29 years 90% to 87%
Maximum
Maximize Performance
30 to 39 years 95% to 91%
Maximum
Maximize Performance
40 to 49 years 100% to 95%
Over Maximum
Maximum Exceeded
50 to 59 years 106% to 101%
Over Maximum
Maximum Exceeded
60 to 69 years 112% to 106%
Over Maximum
Maximum Exceeded
70 to 79 years 119% to 113%
Over Maximum
Maximum Exceeded
80 to 89 years 128% to 120%
Over Maximum
Maximum Exceeded
90 to 99 years 137% to 129%
Over Maximum
Maximum Exceeded

Women's chart generated using 206 minus 88 percent of your age methodology2



Source Citations
  1. American Heart Association Target Heart Rates
  2. Martha Gulati, MD et al., Circulation Heart Rate Response to Exercise Stress Testing in Asymptomatic Women


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