Maximal Heart Rate – The highest heart rate achieved during a maximum effort graded exercise
The word maximal can be be remembered by the following mnemonic:
Maximal - Maximum heart rate all (maximal) age groups can achieve.
Maximal heart rate is a measure of cardiovascular fitness and is influenced by a number of factors, including your age, genetics, and overall health. Your maximal heart rate can be used as a guideline for determining your target heart rate during exercise, which is the range of heartbeats per minute considered safe and effective for improving your fitness.