High Max Heartrate



PGHZISSOU

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Hello there! I recently just did a training ride with a power tap and heart rate monitor. It seems my max heart rate is 215 bpm and i'm 23. Does this seem strange for my age? It took me 3 minutes to recover to normal and there seemed to be no irregularity in terms of palpatations or anything like that. Any info would be greatly appreciated!
 

Mojo Johnson

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I'm no Dr. but 215 BPM seems pretty high. I actually have a conditional mild tachychardia where my HR will increase to a rapid rate for a brief period of time until I can contain it with breathing exercises. Luckily this doesn't happen when I'm on the bike. During these spells my HR rises to 215+ BPM and I feel like snuffing it (I'm 32 BTW).

Some may argue, but the standard for figuring out a quick and dirty max HR seems to be taking 220 - your age. Under that calculation 197 BPM would be normal for a 23-year-old. Again, I'm not a Dr. nor do I play one on TV so take my response with a grain of salt. I do know that HR is a very personal and unique number that cannot be issued an arbitrary ideal.

I'd consult a physician or cardiologist if you are concerned about it.
 

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