^^ I meant to add, I’d also like to know if the “dirty first stab” MAF Formula method for estimating max aerobic function (detailed on this page: https://uphillathlete.com/aerobic-anaerobic-threshold-self-assessment/) is solely based on male subjects, and if not, what is your experience of determining it for females.
Determining female an/aerobic threshold
I understand that aerobic threshold is individual and will change over time as training progresses, and that the best non-lab way to determine it is the treadmill method described here on the UA website. With that said, I have a question about max heart rate. The long-used “standard” formula to measure max heart rate (220-age) is based on studies of males. While research was done at Northwestern in 2010 indicating that for females the formula should instead be 206-(age x .88) (https://ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/circulationaha.110.939249) (https://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2010/06/heartrate.html), I haven’t had any luck finding more recent statements on it. Can you refer me to any resources about this? Thanks!
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