Ideal Heart Rate?
Okay, some stuff has changed since I last posted. I finally got a yearly plan at World Gym and they have some of the stationary bikes that I like - as well as better weight machines and Treadmills.
Before the Christmas Holiday, I went to the gym and exercised on the stationary bike. The bike has 2 options. One is called "Fat Loss" which works up to 65% of your heart rate. There is a second option called "Cardio" which works up to about 80% of your heart rate.
Before the holidays, I went to the gym, did the weights, and got on the bike and did the "Cardio" setting for about 20 Minutes. When I went to walk on the treadmill, I got what I initially thought was a machine glitch - somehow, on 20 Minutes of "Cardio" I managed to get my heart rate up to 185. I stopped exercising and went home - thinking it was a glitch - but the next day, I had to leave work early because my heart was racing so badly and the cleaning chemicals - which normally don't bother me - just overwhelmed me.
So, lesson learned is: don't do "Cardio" for 20 minutes when you still weigh 223 Pounds.
Now, I'm kinda at a loss on bike issues. Because the bikes are still somewhat new, what would be an ideal time to pedal on the "Fat Loss" option? I'm hesitant to do "Cardio" again for a long time mostly because I'm scared of having a heart attack.
On the other hand, the gym has treadmills that measure your walking and running into laps. About 4 laps equals 1 mile.
I want to do both bike and treadmill, but I just don't know what's safe - heart rate-wise - and what I should avoid. Any ideas or opinions?
Losing weight for Cosplay...