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High heart rate

I'm 18 and have been working on losing weight for about 10 months. I am an endomorph and eat as I should for my particular body type. For the first 2 months I would walk for 30 minutes every day, then I started walking faster and for 45 minutes, even running for short distances to jump my heart rate ever so often. On the 5th month, I decided I'd start really doing intervals. I strapped a heart rate on me and started working. When I first started, it only took 30 seconds of running for my heart rate to reach over 210, and 30 seconds was as long as I could last, for I'd get dizzy, nauseous, and my legs would like buckle under me. It'd take at least 5 minutes for me to even begin to recover. It's been 5 more months now and though I've been boosting up the periods and distance of my running, I can still only run for about 2 minutes before I feel the need to faint. My heart rate is still getting over 200. I don't really know if this is normal or not, but it feels wrong. I've gone to a doctor and was told I didn't have asthma and that everything was fine, but I still can't shake the feeling that something is not right. Any ideas? Also, my starting weight was 180 and my current is 155. My mother and her dad have also had this same problem since they were younger, even when they were at their peak physical condition, so I think it might be hereditary or something but no one knows what it could be.
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Symptoms of nausea after exercising can stem from a variety of causes. Nausea can be influenced by diet, dehydration or overhydration, and exercising beyond endurance capacity.
Exercising with undigested food in the gastrointestinal tract can cause digestive distress. Likewise, exercising on an empty stomach also may lead to feelings of nausea.
High-intensity exercise directly after a meal can cause nausea,
Take your time and slowly over time increase your time doing intervals.


The Peak 8 routine it will quickly raise your heart rate 8 times for very short bursts, with a cooling down period in between. Ideally you’ll be sprinting or cycling full throttle for 30 seconds with a 90 second cool down in between each outburst.

This is the fastest way to lose fat and build muscle in the body. Peak 8 actually stimulates the growth hormone in the body. I encourage you to visit Dr Mercola’s site to learn more about Peak 8 fitness because I personally feel that it is one of the best ways to exercise, especially considering the speed at which you can lose fat and build muscle.

I highly recommend you read this article and watch the videos on the page. It will give you all the information you need to know about Peak 8 – Flood Your Body With This “Youth Hormone” In Just 20 Minutes

What you eat after Peak 8 training does matter

It’s recommended that you do not eat sugar or carbohydrate for 2 hours after the Peak 8 exercise because these foods can impact the release of the growth hormone in the body. The links are http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy7j9FRiJpg&list=PL9FxWnfq1Oyo9pHHUPHeQne4iqoZ4zTN_

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT5hRYXmxSE&list=PL9FxWnfq1Oyo9pHHUPHeQne4iqoZ4zTN_

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLKML9EL4As&list=PL9FxWnfq1Oyo9pHHUPHeQne4iqoZ4zTN_


Figure your heart rate by this formula
The Karvonen Formula is a mathematical formula that helps you determine your target heart rate zone. The formula involves using your maximum heart rate (MHR) minus your age to come up with a target heart rate range (which is a percentage of your MHR). Staying within this range will help you work most effectively during your cardio workouts.

an example of the Karvonen formula for a 23 year old person with a resting heart rate of 65 beats per minute (*to get your resting heart rate, take your pulse for one full minute when you first wake up in the morning or after you've resting for a while). This formula also includes an updated calculation of maximum heart rate (the previous formula was 220 - age, which has now been shown to be inaccurate):

206.9 - (0.67 x 23 (age)) = 191                
191 - 65 (resting heart rate) = 126            
126 * 65% (low end of heart rate zone) OR 85% (high end) = 82 OR 107    
82 + 65 (resting heart rate) = 147  
107 + 65 (rhr) = 172
The target heart rate zone for this person would be 147 to 172

First thing in the morning before you get out of bed have a clock with a second hand and check your resting heart rate then figure your rate by the
Karvonen Formula above.

You burn 30 percent more fat from doing cardio after a weights session as opposed to cardio on its own.
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Hey Solght123... I get really dizzy and nauseous if I start to quickly to early. I figured that I need to do some warm up exercise for about 30 minutes to slowly get my heart rate to adjust. I automatically get faster then, without even trying. Do you do any prep? I also drink water in between and walking in between.

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