With all the disruption going on in the world, it’s good to know some things don’t change.
Such is the case for the Maffetone Method.
After 35 years, Dr. Phil revisited his 180 - age formula and found it was still the best way to develop aerobic capacity, loose weight, and reduce the stress of training.
But he did come up with a couple more rules.
Since your aerobic development is also based on a healthy diet, if you are eating crap, you need to subtract an additional 20 beats from your MAF heart rate.
If you are overfat, that is your waist measurement is more than half your height, you should subtract another 5 beats.
And, if you are suffering from chronic over training, you should subtract another 10 beats.
The good news is that is you are showing progress year to year, you don’t automatically readjust for your age, you only need to drop 2 - 3 beats over a 5 year span.
Also, if you got a solid 2 years in the bank and are un-injured, not sick and still showing improvement, you can add 5 beats to your MAF heart rate.
Of course, none of this works if you are not honest with yourself and cheat on your heart rate.
So hang in there, do the work and you will reap the rewards.
Have a great week!
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