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44 sitting watching cartoons with the boy...mediumly fatigued after a good week training...looking good for todays race (I hope!).
Addict...no way you drop 10kgs with out dropping body fat...unless you have been sick in bed for a month and lost all muscle mass!.
Okay i'll be first to admit that mine was a bit higher than i expected, 76.
Now i'm a pretty slim build, probably about 70 kilos, and about 176ish cm tall. 20 Years old and ride probably every second day, go to the gym to do weights/core strength building regularly too.
I thought i was pretty fit, but my resting HR seems a little high.
Now i have noticed that (and this is probably really stupid) i get kind of nervous before i take my rhr. well not exactly nervous, but my body kind of amps up for it, and my heart starts beating a little faster. Are there any suggestions for getting over this?
Or maybe i am still unfit
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I sometimes get this too. Just take a couple of readings, the later readings will probably have lower values. Last time I did it I had a HR of 54, did it a minute later and it was 48. Same goes for blood pressure, first reading it is a bit high, second is fine.
Took 3 readings on a BPM, 71/70/75, much higher than I thought it would be. My blood pressure was higher than I thought it would be also, top number in the high 130's/ 140's and the low number in the 70's
Well I apologise for not having a naturally high metabolism like you.... some of us actually have to work for it
I find running and swimming are best for stripping fat off your upper body, while cycling works wonders for your waist down. Weights also are a great way to drop bodyfat, medium weight high reps.
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June last year mine was often around 110 (yes, resting). Around the same time my BP shot up to 205/135 so I think I was pretty close to pegging.
Quit smoking, now drink less than 2 beers per week, almost cut out red meat completely and started cycling. My BP is pretty normal now and RHR around 75.
Not quite where you guys are at, but this is a huge improvement for me.
I think i do plenty of work on the bike that would keep my weight down.
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Ok... ill put it another way....
the love handles and man boobs are still there i thought after 10kgs they'd be gawwwwwnn...?
I think they're the hardest to shift/last to go. DAMHIK
"...for many people your life is not worth the effort it takes to pay attention or the extra few seconds they may need to wait before they can safely get around you."-BikeSnobNYC
And guess what, that pulse comes from none other than your temporal artery.
I look at it this way Addict... I've dropped 39kg in 16months, and my man boobs have gone from flabby disgusting 47yr old ones, to looking like a nice young 20 yr old's (but with hair)
I am 47 BTW but at least my man boobs look younger
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I weigh 77kg but am 172cm, I go to the gym about 3 times a week for weight training and ride the bike for about an hour 4 days a week and my resting heart rate is at 73. I freaked cos that is below average. I know I weigh a lot for my height but i bench sets on 95kg and i don't think i am fat.
Just did mine, and it was 60, don't care too much about that though, however I've never been on a ride where my maximum heart rate didn't hit 220+.
231 has been my largest so far, should I see a doctor or chuck out the polar. My last 3 hour ride I maxed out at 227 and my average was 162. Included rolling hills, hill climb, only about 30km flat. Checked my hr at the bottom of a steep descent hit 75km a dodged a few road works, and it was 191. Super fun though! Felt strong even at 191 and was able to push along, with the hr dropping.
On the trainer I never gone over 200.
Anyway, do I need a check up or is this normal?
49 to 56.
Mine fluctuate depending on the lack of sleep I am experiencing.
+1 Had them running round in circles
Resting 50 - 60
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Awsm job keep it up,I admire the giving up smoking,,not easy,The more you ride the more you will enjoy it "I keep telling myself" You do not need huge effort when cycling ,More time on the bike and little/medium effort, good cadence will give good results and build "base fitness" this is effective in weight loss,It will also leave you feeling fresher for the next ride "my 2 cents ,,.
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After a couple of months of pretty hard training, I've got my resting HR down to 42, come on sub 40 pleeeeease
Keep climbing until the air is too thin
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Iâ€™m extremely jealous of all you guys with those low heart rates!
Canâ€™t get my resting heart rate lower than 74 but then I freak out when it gets to 190 during a workout.
Time to see a doctor and get a complete physical I think, as I need to know just how hard I can afford to push it at 65 years of age!
66 sitting here after a day of NOTHING!
"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year but eventually it will subside and something else will take it's place. If I quit however, it will last forever." - Lance Armstrong
Resting HR c.65-70BPM (havent taken it for a few months).
Maybe not. I am 6'2", 88kg, with a resting HR in the 65-70BPM range. That jumps to 90-100 if I so much as stand up and walk to the front door. Some people run 'hot'. You may be one of them. I run at 150-160 while riding, no problems. I regularly hit 160 on rides, and can maintain 175 for ten minutes or so of climbing, and it doesnt overly worry me. Some people would blow up pushing that. My simplistic theoretical max HR is 184BPM (220-36). I've gone over that so many times in the last year its not funny. Yesterday I was climbing after 45km of riding and I hammered myself cause my legs needed some strength training (out of condition) and pushed it 189BPM for ten seconds plus. I made the hill though...
My "optimal" HR for weight loss is (IIRC) 137-146BPM, and for fitness is 147-156BPM. That figure is from various HR training manuals, and it varies a little (note to Alex: its never been tested properly so grain of salt time). I literally cant ride maintain 140BPM cause I'm doing about 12km/h on flat ground and going nowhere.
Gold! Its always that last little bit that clings on to remind you "you're not there yet, fat boy, keep working!"
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Just checked mine, 72 sitting at my desk, I reckon it's a bit lower when it's actually resting but I am okay at 72bpm. My max is around 192 according to my coach. I've peaked at 192bpm for about 3 seconds and blown up.
Hadn't taken much notice of mine for a while so checked it with the Garmin when I got into bed last night. Was hovering in the high 30s but I ended up falling asleep. Downloaded it this morning and hit a low of 31 about 2 hours in
Better set that alarm to wake you for a quick walk during the night....don't want your super thick blood to stop your heart.
PS...can I have your "cough cough" doctors name...i need a cough medicine script.
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