Heart rate commonly exceeds two hundred even two hundred and ten BPM


Q: Hi, i'm a twenty three year old male.
when i train on the treadmill, i do a ten minute warm-up then i get off and stretch. then i do intervals of sprints with 1 minute walking at six kmh then one minute sprinting starting at fourteen kmh, then sixteen, then eighteen, then twenty, twenty, twenty, twenty etc. once i start sprinting at twenty kmh my heart rate always reaches two hundred BPM. it even hits two hundred and twenty BPM sometimes when i really push it and the treadmill heart-rate monitor starts flashing and or resetting itself.
i have been told that what i am doing is highly dangerous and that been advised (by friends) to not push so hard.. but if i didn't i wouldn't even feel like i have trained properly. i have seen the chart that says my BPM shouldn't exceed one hundred and ninety seven (two hundred and twenty minus my age) beats a minute, but i just shrugged the chart off. i am a little worried that i may be causing myself harm even though i don't know it. any advice would be greatly appreciated. very many thanks.


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