RESTING HEART BEAT (experiment)

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  1. rossoreduk

    rossoreduk New Member

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    OK so we all ride bikes?
    Just like we all have an array of different bikes, our resting heart beats are all different.........what i'd like to know is, how long have u peeps been cycling and whats ur resting heart beat?

    Here is wot to do......grab a watch....or better still double click on the time on the bottom right hand of the screen!

    Now watch the clock for 10 seconds and take ur pulse.
    Then multiply ur pulse by 6 to get the pulse rate in mins.

    e.g. pulse is 10 beats in 10 sec, then;

    10 X 6 = 60 BPM.
     
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  2. rek

    rek New Member

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    I've been a "serious/fast" recreational cyclist since about May '02. Back then, my resting heart rate was 57bpm (I used to walk everywhere so that explains the low rate then.) Now it's 38.

    I'm pretty sure there have been a couple of resting heart rate threads in the past that will give you a bit more info to consider..
     
  3. J-Law

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    48-52 depending on the day (50 right now)
     
  4. ebola

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    cycling 4 months, 41.
    prior to that walking to work got it down to 45
     
  5. dorkpants

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    i check my RHR every week (tuesday mornings) and have returned 35 to 38 for the past 4 months
     
  6. Geonz

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    Mine's around 42 sitting at the 'puter on chilly days. When I swam I don't think it was as low.
     
  7. Paul Graham

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    35 bpm while sitting, I tend to leave a Polar on, helps me refrain from overtraining.
     
  8. eortiz

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    I've been riding for 4 months now and I take my RHR when I wake-up in the morning. I'm at 50 bpm.

    You guys in the 30's bpm, are you still alive ;)
     
  9. pedalhome

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    Interesting.

    I'm at work, 2pm in the afternoon and my HR is about 55 - 60 bpm.

    And, I'm a Cat 1 cyclist who races about 70 times a year (and ain't too bad, if I can brag a bit).

    Crickey - you guys must be animals if low resting HR has anything to do with going fast on a bike.

    Stay away from Reno - I don't want to get dropped on any hills!

    michael, wasting the boss' dollar
     
  10. pysays

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    As far as I've understood, the measurement is most commonly done after waking up - like eortiz does. Doing this, my HR usually sets around 45.
     
  11. Paul Graham

    Paul Graham New Member

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    I sometimes sit down to rest before going to bed. I feel my heart rate 'luddupping' so slow I get the Polar belted on just to make sure I didn't take that last corner to fast and I'm really in, well.. wherever cyclists go :)
     
  12. drewski

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    my resting HR is about 55-60. i've been riding regularly for about 2 months. even when i was racing about 10 years ago, i never had a consistent RHR below 50.

    i don't know if RHR is an indication of fitness, though, since a friend of mine's dad is a total couch potato and has a RHR in the mid-30s. my friend is in great shape and his is usually around 40.
     
  13. Paul Graham

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    I use my resting heart rate to measure my fitness level and as an indicator to overtraining.

    I know 'out-of-condition' I'm in the 50-60's. Back in the groove see's mid 30's. I'm sure not everyone is the same but it's definitely a good 'yardstick' for me.
     
  14. drewski

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    probably should have said that RHR is probably not a good fitness comparison between individuals. mine goes down a bit when i'm in better shape, but i know sloths with lower RHR's.
     
  15. Paul Graham

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    Absolutely, in general RHR is a good indicator of fitness level, but just like some individuals can smoke 100 cigarettes a day and blow-up a balloon in one breath.. there are as you say, sloths with low RHR.

    take care
     
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    when I was racing years ago as a Junior and u23 it was 60
    now im a lard butt and riding once every few weeks its still 60.......
     
  17. quibo

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    I've got about 58bpm...

    that you know that the lowest one from the cycliste had Indurain - 29bpm....
    That low Bmp is very dangerous, espescially when you'll stop sport life...
     
  18. Paul Graham

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    This got me thinking..

    Anyone know of the adverse symtoms of low heart rate, that is, in extremely active people not illness?
     
  19. Etxy

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    I have a resting HR of around 46-48 bpm. I also have a maximum of 220 or so... it's been a source of wonder for my coaches over the years, lol.
     
  20. davidbod

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    The sister of a college buddy of mine is a world class mountain bike racer. He resting heart rate went below 20 bpm and she had to give up racing after a pace maker had to be installed.
     
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