The Fat Burning Heart Rate

The fat-burning heart rate is the rate at which your heart should beat per minute to achieve maximum fat-burning results. Fitness professionals and people looking to lose weight often talk about the fat-burning heart rate and use weighted fitness vests or belts to get into the fat-burning zone quickly and stay there for the duration of their workout.

When a person is in their fat burning heart rate, their body is burning more stored fat than sugar and other carbohydrates. Your fat-burning heart rate is 70% of your maximum heart rate.

How to Calculate Your Fat-Burning Heart Rate Zones

AgeEstimated Heart Rate to Burn Fat

Note: As we get older, our fat-burning heart rate zone decreases. Certain medications may affect heart rate, so talk to your doctor if you have any concerns.

Achieving the Ideal Heart Rate to Burn Fat

For fat-burning, it’s best to stick with moderate activity. To gauge this, try the talk test, which is where you try to talk during your exercise. If you’re slightly out of breath but can still maintain a conversation, you’re probably working at moderate levels and may be in your fat-burning zone. A heart-rate monitor such as FitBit or Apple Watch are the most accurate way to tell if you are in the fat-burning heart rate zone.

Source: Baptist Health Healthcare Organization May 19, 2021

The Most Comfortable Weighted Fitness Vest:
The Power Weighted Fitness Vest (includes 6.8 lbs | 3 kg weight) can be worn for virtually any activity—while doing your regular exercises, walking the dog or even shopping. After putting it on, many of our customers tell us they forget they’re wearing it – yes, it’s that comfortable. And it’s easy to add incremental weights at a pace that’s just-right for you. Our Power Weighted Fitness Vest is available for purchase right here.


  • Perforated neoprene fabric with anti-stink properties; breathable fabric keeps body temperature comfortable
    • Sturdy YKK zipper will not shift or chafe
    • Body: 100% Neoprene, exclusive of decoration
  • 6.8 lbs | 3 kg  kg weight (24 – 4.5 oz | 127.6 g) specially designed to support finely balanced positioning across front, back, upper and lower body (Maximum weight load 20 lbs | 9 kg vest)
  • Easy cleaning—just hand-wash in cold water and air dry
    • Designed in Toronto | Made in Thailand

Please note: Before starting any exercise program, consult your physician first.

And remember, even with your doctor’s approval, always exercise in moderation, avoiding working out to the point of fatigue or pain.

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