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What's your resting heart rate?

Old 11-15-19, 11:25 PM
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Mine got down in the low 40's, and my doc acted pretty concerned about it even though he knew I was cycling a lot. Said he really would prefer it to be well above 50.
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Old 11-16-19, 10:21 AM
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Mine is low 40s at rest, at home, but I take a beta blocker for aortic stenosis. On the bike I avg around 110, and max HR is 140ish. My cardio doc says avg is more important than peak HR on a ride, as long as peak comes down when you back off. I thought 40s at rest was kinda low, but the doctor said, no problem.
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Old 11-16-19, 03:37 PM
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Yikes. I'm embarrassed to share mine with all these low rates. I've always had a somewhat higher resting HR though.
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Old 11-16-19, 07:10 PM
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Old 11-16-19, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Necrohazard View Post
Yikes. I'm embarrassed to share mine with all these low rates. I've always had a somewhat higher resting HR though.
Posters should be embarrased only if they are bragging about their heart rate, whatever it is. Posting personal health measurements seems rather tacky, what is the point? What's next, KOM's ala STRAVA, for King of Metric readings?
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Old 11-16-19, 09:05 PM
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Old 11-16-19, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
Posters should be embarrased only if they are bragging about their heart rate, whatever it is. Posting personal health measurements seems rather tacky, what is the point? What's next, KOM's ala STRAVA, for King of Metric readings?
I guess yours is high....
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Old 11-16-19, 09:42 PM
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I'm just happy to have a heat rate, to be honest.
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Old 11-16-19, 09:47 PM
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I had a Dr tell me one time that he could care less where my resting heart rate was, the important factor was how long it took to get back to it after doing something strenuous. That is the number in measured in minutes that I watch,
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Old 11-17-19, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by robnol View Post
got up this morning and decided to check my resting heart rate it was 41 bpm ...whats the rest of the bf worlds resting heart rate.....just curious...I read some cyclist from spain had resting heart rate of 28....wow at what point is low to low to be healthy
I heard of someone who cycled that had such a low heart rate that that he had to monitor his heart during his sleep since it would get dangerously low and he would get on the trainer to raise it up.
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Old 11-17-19, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by RMoudatir View Post
I heard of someone who cycled that had such a low heart rate that that he had to monitor his heart during his sleep since it would get dangerously low and he would get on the trainer to raise it up.
B-b-but that fellow might lose his bragging rights among those impressed by such a physical "accomplishment."
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Old 11-17-19, 03:37 PM
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I'm more likely to be impressed by some actual cycling ability.
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Old 11-17-19, 03:50 PM
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Low to mid 50s for me.
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Old 11-17-19, 06:14 PM
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33-35, but I've seen as low as 31 when meditating.
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Old 11-18-19, 12:50 PM
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I'm in my mid-60s, 6-1, 220 lbs and ride or walk occasionally for recreation. I have never been very athletic. My resting heart rate is consistently in the low to mid 40s. During the day while sedentary my rate is in the 50s and with normal activity in the 60 to 70 range. When I do ride I have to push a bit to get my rate up to 110. My BP normally runs around 105/55. I guess I am blessed with good genes.
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Old 11-18-19, 01:51 PM
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Mine is 53 but I’ve been loafing lately
You guys in the forties must be in your 20’s
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Old 11-18-19, 02:22 PM
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Who really cares? A low resting HR can be due to fitness, sick sinus syndrome or a combination of both. In my case, at age 78, my resting HR was at 34, but an inserted monitor in my chest indicated pauses of up to 10 seconds, so I now have a pacemaker to maintain the resting HR at 60 and my biking performance is unaffected. So, if you are getting on in years, don’t be complacent about a low resting HR.
As someone wrote earlier, an indication of a healthy heart is how quickly it returns to a normal level. A guide is two minutes.
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Old 11-18-19, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by robnol View Post
got up this morning and decided to check my resting heart rate it was 41 bpm ...whats the rest of the bf worlds resting heart rate.....just curious...I read some cyclist from spain had resting heart rate of 28....wow at what point is low to low to be healthy
Must have been winter and he must have been in hibernation....
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Old 11-18-19, 02:49 PM
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Old, fat, and sick but still ride and swim and its 62. which was just under the average. Not bad for a gal 8 years out from a heart attack.
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Old 11-18-19, 04:51 PM
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Who really cares? A low resting HR can be due to fitness, sick sinus syndrome or a combination of both. In my case, at age 78, my resting HR was at 34, but an inserted monitor in my chest indicated pauses of up to 10 seconds, so I now have a pacemaker to maintain the resting HR at 60 and my biking performance is unaffected. So, if you are getting on in years, don’t be complacent about a low resting HR.
As someone wrote earlier, an indication of a healthy heart is how quickly it returns to a normal level. A guide is two minutes.
my heart rate at 145 after a run drops 50 bpm in 60 seconds as my gps watch with built in hr monitor tells me....are those the numbers ur looking for
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Old 11-18-19, 05:37 PM
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I think everyone is going about it the wrong way. Low HR? I haven't been rested enough to have a low resting HR since I was laid up with a broken hand. I'm always exhausted from poor diet, lack of sleep, and too much training load.

I did intervals yesterday and am currently on 3 different allergy pills, so my resting HR is 77bpm right now. Who can throw down a number bigger than 77?
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Old 11-18-19, 05:43 PM
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I think everyone is going about it the wrong way. Low HR? I haven't been rested enough to have a low resting HR since I was laid up with a broken hand. I'm always exhausted from poor diet, lack of sleep, and too much training load.

I did intervals yesterday and am currently on 3 different allergy pills, so my resting HR is 77bpm right now. Who can throw down a number bigger than 77?
the original post was a question out of curiosity....not a competition...ur resting hert rate is whatever it is,...no better or worse than anybody elses
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Old 11-18-19, 05:54 PM
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This is Bike Forums in "winter posting mode," where anything can become a competition. So long as a resting HR is within a medically acceptable range, the actual number is all but meaningless.

But people on here would compete to see who has the biggest and smallest feet.
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Old 11-18-19, 06:49 PM
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I was reading directions and limitations on the Apple Watch's heart monitor functions. One of the suggestions was to see your doctor if your resting heart rate is less than 50 bpm. I've known only one person with a resting bpm of 40. Of course, I didn't check, I took his word for it. But it seems abnormally low for anyone who isn't an elite athlete.
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