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I am 88 years-old and weigh 115 pounds. When cycling on the machine what should be my maximum heart rate?

General recommendations cardiovascular exercise are to exercise at 65-95 percent of estimated max heart rate (220-age). For you, this puts your range around 86-136 bpm.

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