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I'm sure this has been discussed in the thread elsewhere but I would have thought rather than pple getting disappointed with a heart rate over 40 !!!!! that its more how it reacts to effort or exercise. If you're sitting on 70 resting and can get on a bike, ride at 40km/hr for 30 mins and crack no more than 80, kinda says you have LOTS of headroom left if you start at 40 and then on the same effort hit 150, not much headroom left
I know I dont want to hijack the thread.......I'm 46, 77kg and have been cycling for 2 years and was LARGELY overweight for the previous 15 years, my resting HR is now around low 50s...scales reasonably well to its max rate but of course never satisfied
When I had my accident my RHR was mid to low 30's, it was great at nurse change over time when they would ask how I felt and told each other that it was ok that it really was that low.
after 18 months of little to no activity it back up to mid 50's
Thought I'd resurrect this thread with an update.
Some 7 to 8 months on, mine is still bang on 50. 3 reads in morning before getting up 48/52/50 gives me the Avg 50.
Nice to know my regime is keeping it static.
To the original contributors....Hows' yours now?
Any recent members......What's yours currently?
I hit between 32-34 while in hospital in december...nurses called the cardio dude,he already knew I had a slow beat...but my French wasn't good enough to explain to them,especially while the little blood pressure trolley is flashing red at them.
I think I could drop to 28-30 when asleep...but who knows,do you go lower when asleep?...I suppose so,imagine if I was EPO...I would have to set the alarm every hour!.
Currently my resting heart rate is 41, usually when I am fit it sits around 38 or 39. My Dad is 55 and has a resting heart rate of around 39, when he was in hospital it dropped to the mid 20's and freaked everyone out
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Looks like mine is about 62-64. I wore my HRM then sat on the couch for a long time to watch TV - I figure that was a constructive use of a good part of my afternoon
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Just checked mine then. Around 90ish making pasta in the kitchen, and 62 sitting in the lounge on the laptop. I was checking through my saved rides Garmin training centre before and saw that on one ride I had a peak HR of 239. Is this even possible? It was at the start of my ride when, and there is a good 10 minute period where my heart rate was above 200bpm. I wasn't exactly pushing or anything, but I did feel like my heart rate was up at the time. Is 239 even possible? Sorry for going off topic, but I was quite suprised when I saw this.
I often get dodgy heart rate data from my Garmin at the beginning of the ride, it seems to sort itself out once I work up a bit of a sweat (usually about 5 or 10 minutes into the ride, the salt in the sweat is a better conductor). It is most probably just due to poor contact between the skin and the transmitter, make sure the strap is tight enough and that you thoroughly wet the electrodes on the strap. You can buy special conducting gel stuff, but I don't think it is recommended for consistent use, no good for the electrodes or something. Also if you are hairy like a gorilla then that can make getting good contact difficult.
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I was using a Garmin HR strap with a Garmin 705 on a friends bike the other day and the HR was all messed up at the beginning while warming up for a TT. I didn't bother looking at the HR through the TT so don't know if it got any better. My observed max is about 185 and this thing was jumping all over the place and went all the way up to 220bpm. No idea why - I'd wet down the contacts just like I do with my own HRM.
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Power lines some timeshahve a bit to play with. when I ride in town it sometimes jumps up to 263 then back to 160ish when im in the country when Im sprining or the last bit of a hill i get close to 200
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Mine is 82, and on ride goes to 154, pushing on a hill,or traveling at around 30kmh, after 20ks. But I am 106kgs and only just getting back into the sport.
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Mines sitting on 45 at the moment, just starting to doze of. I am pretty happy with that given I have put on 5 kg in the last year (currently 82kg at 178cm tall) and I only average 0 - 4 hrs riding a week.
First thing before arising over 3 consecutive mornings and average out to achieve result.
Just got myself a Garmin FR60 HRM so decided to give the resting heart rate a test the last couple of mornings. It ranged from a low of 38bpm up to 43 bpm. I've been cycling for about 18 months now and dropped my weight to 73kg. I'm 167cm tall if that helps. Always had solid quads and glutes also...or my "european curves" as I like to call 'em.
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I've been told by others (non-athletes) that I'm crazy for pushing my heart rate up to 190+, that I'm goin' to have a heart attack one day, that I'm putting my body under stress blah...blah...blah
But I reckon I'm strengthening my heart by cycling hard, and actually improving it's efficiency. I'd argue that, despite cycling or doing a spin class every day, my total number of heart beats a day would be less than most of those who 'knock' what I do. At times I've been tempted to respond with "we'll see who's laughing in 20 years time!"
So, for the mathematicians out there (Chaderotti?) ...if the resting heart rate of the average person is around 72 bpm, and many of us cyclists are 50-55 bpm, how many heart beats are we saving per year, even given that some of us have elevated heart rates for the duration of our exercise?
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Took mine the other night just before bed, it got down to 54. Not sure how much lower it would go over night, might have to leave the HRM on tonight and find out. Havent worn it while riding for a while but I know that it happily sits at 170-175 when running at a comfortable pace and pushes up to 185ish when running hard
If you assume 72 bpm constant, then the average person's heart will beat 103,680 times each day, or 37,324,800 beats per year.
If you have a resting heart rate of 50 and get it up to 160 for an hour each day average, then your heart will beat 78,600 times each day, or 28,689,000 beats per year.
That's about 25% less beats than the average joe. This also doesn't take into account average joe's HR hitting 150 each day waddling to and from the car, when they see Maccas ads etc.
(Maths may be out)
I'm 46 Year Old with a Resting Heart Rate of 38, I have had it as low as 36 but mostly its around 38. My Weight is 72kg, height 172cm and been keeping fit for many decades During the day or at night my RHR is obviously higher, to get a true RHR I measure it first thing in the morning (after a day of no exercise) thats after a rest day that I have once a week.
Guday, Interesting topic that has been going on for a while. I'm a 67yo with a RHR of 47. During training try to restrict it to about 165 or so. Have had a similiar experience in hospital re the heart monitor going off. Eventually the nurse turned it off.
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Currently my resting HR is 38-41 bpm. The lowest it has been recorded was just after I woke up when I was 16 doing a study on HR levels for athletes in high school it was 23bpm. Mind you I was running over 100km per week and was a national champion trying to get a qualifying time for the world junior championships for 5000m on track.
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