>A well-trained endurance athlete has a resting heart rate of 40 bpm. Miguel Indurain, a five-time Tour de France winner and Olympic gold medalist in 1996, recorded a resting heart rate of 28 bpm.
What is your resting heart rate?
55 BPM master race here.
38 to 42 MRHR depending on what mesocycle I'm currently in, and what week in that mesocycle (higher in week 3, lower in week 1, lowest at the end of week 4 (recovery week) if everything is going well).
I got hooked to a ekg a while ago cuz i got that athletes heart syndrome thing it kept makin an alarm, I think when it dropped below 50bpm? I think the lowest it went was like 44bpm
I wore one at night (holter monitor) and it was down in the low 20s when sleeping
>I'd feel weird because it'd feel like a man
You underestimate the fat she has covering her muscle and how soft her skin should be as a woman.
Dat high est makes everything feel good to the touch, god I want to live between those muffs.
>athletes heart syndrome
Just curious: Does your doctor (or doctors in general) give you a ration of shit about any of that? Try to scare you into not training anymore, or worse, they just don't understand that it's not dangerous, it's just a side-effect of training?
>Try to scare you into not training anymore, or worse, they just don't understand that it's not dangerous, it's just a side-effect of training?
Not that guy but med student here. Probably no doctor would do that as it is expected from someone who does a lot of aerobic exercises.
As for HR, it's around 55 bpm.
I'd like to believe that but I've had at least one doctor I can think of that kept trying to convince me to stop training and 'just walk for exercise, it's good enough'. I finally had to tell the idiot to STFU and never bring that shit up again. Shitty doctor, I know, probably never run into one so idiotic again.
>Whats your blood pressure?
It's always been slightly above what is considered 'normal', but that's 'normal' for me.
Uh, it's fine?
Of course none of this means anything without knowing my entire medical history..
No, the cardiologist I saw said it was very common in people that do a lot of running and biking and I should continue to bike. I have a sinusoidal arrhythmia, I guess my heart skips beats, he said somthing like the electrical impulse going down the heart becomes more efficient than the return impulse so it skips sometimes but its benign.
I'm more of a runner than a cyclist. Moreover, I haven't been cyclist as much as usual this past year.
My resting heart rate is usually between 38 and 48.
When I ran a lot, I used to black out after sitting up too quickly a lot.
I was behind her waiting for a time trial start and she was in a skinsuit of course, pic related.
There's a few threads on slowtwitch about RHR and the consensus normally is it isn't really an indicator of fitness level or predictor of v02 max.
I had a stress test and a ultrasound that happened right after that to look at my heart function, I think it said on the report possible hypertrophy? I dunno, I think its just one ventricle of the heart gets really strong.
I think a lower than 60 RHR in people who exercise indicated just a general level of fitness that is at least really good, there seems to be people who are really fit who have hearts generally normal size with really dense and strong muscle which is RHRs in the 50s, but elite world class endurance athletes hearts have become much larger, which only comes from years and years of consistent low intensity aerobic conditioning. Their RHRs are in the 30s/40s. Kind of a messy explanation is that low intensity aerobic work (base stuff) makes the heart larger and higher intensity work makes the heart muscles denser and stronger. You see tons of dudes that can put up times close to pros on KOMs and stuff, with their HRs in the 180s, 190s and a lot of pros top out down in the 160s on their high efforts because their heart is a lot larger (more stroke volume).
>When I ran a lot, I used to black out after sitting up too quickly a lot.
I'm 6'4", I've always had the problem of my head swimming a bit if I got up from sitting or a prone position too quickly, but in the last 6 years of training for road racing, it's actually gotten worse. Manageable, though, I just have to not stand up quickly.
Help me /fit/bots. I'm 23/m, wanna get fit and have a shitty bike bought at a flea market for 30$. Hate running but biking is pleasant once the fucking snow clears once and for all.
Is it too late to enlarge heart and lower resting rate to the fifties?
I've also almost always gotten head rush from standing up too fast after sitting for a long time. Then again, I am 6'3"..
50-55 BMP, pretty good for 6ft 190llbs, I am fairly lean though, cover a 10k at a 7:30 avg but can still easily ohp 155lbs for reps. Came from fit, love the weights but the bicycle clears the head like nothing else.
68 at the moment,and I think today have more bpm because it's hot here and I can feel a high pressure.Usually my pressure is extremely low and my heart beats slowly.
All you need is a bike that works,and then,ride it at high cadence,try to stay 20-25 minutes with high bpm each ride,not sure if you can lower your rate very much,but I'm sure you will get more stamina and overal health.
I started riding at 29 right after I quit smoking
I smoked for 7 years before and was in terrible shape. After 2 years of about 6-10 hours a week on the bike its down in the 40s sometimes.
If you weren't into it for competitive purposes, if you were consistent with doing 30 minutes every morning on a trainer or 60 minutes on the road at a moderate BPM (say if your max HR is 195, and you rode for 30 minutes at 145-155bpm) you'd be in pretty excellent shape in a couple months. Lower intensity stuff is really more beneficial as you can do it consistently and it doesn't zap your energy the way higher intensity stuff does...at least thats with me. I did an experiment where I did nothing but low intensity stuff (about 10 hours on a trainer a week at 150bpm avg.) At the end of the month my Z2 was 180w, my 5 minute power was 320w and my 20 minute was 248w at 135lbs. Then I did a month of less trainer time (about 6 hours avg.) but all tempo and sweet spot stuff- my z2 dropped to 155-160w, my 5 minute went down to 280w and my 20 minute went down to 237 at 136lbs.
resting in the 90s
riding pack fodder mode against national team guys on the track
probably racing at a higher level than most people in this thread with much lower heart rates
if races were decided on vitals metrics there wouldnt be races, there would be measuring contests on a stage judged by doctors.
Resting pulse was around 35-45 when i was 20. At age 45 after more than 10 years of no training at all with plenty of god food, beers and gaining like 18 kilos the resting pulse was 85.
At first i started noticing my friends getting heart attacks, blood clothing and kidney failures and i suspected that i myself was not in perfect health but what really got me worried was when trying to climb a mountain which was easy when i was 20 but now i got no further than 100m or so before almost fainting.
So for the last 1.5 years i have been training a lot and my resting pulse has gotten down from 85 to 55 but still i feel far from fit. Maybe since i am 47 will never feel fit again but i hope.
18 y.o. who likes to cycle and lift, never done anything competitive or serious athletic training
resting HR can go up and down a lot depending on form
when your blood volume is super high it will be really slow, if you stop riding for a couple weeks, your blood volume will drop a ton and your HR will go up a lot while still being in relatively the same shape.
this sounds like when fat people say fat is not unhealthy... 87 bpm at what height and weight? your 5ft tall and wiegh 200 lbs, yes your going to die. you exercise and eat right, then no your probably fine or sufferer from some kind of defect.
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I have a resting heart rate of 34 bpm, it also doesn't get much higher than that no matter what I'm doing because of a fairly serious heart condition. I got my third pacemaker put in about a week ago so it's regulated to about 70 bpm now.
This is pop sci and a myth. the numbers that you see are averages, not hard limits.
Alright, let me rewrite it then. like you said between 60-100bpm as normal. Above it you start to suspect pathology. Below 60 you also suspect pathology, unless the patient is known to be fit.
Cardiac hypertrophy and sinus bradycardia is common in professional athletes more so than the layperson but there are lots of professional athletes that have high resting heart rates despite having very high levels of cardiac fitness.
rate of decrease in heart rate from exertion is a much better estimation of cardiac fitness.
Their hearts are larger because of a physiological response to the stress it faces from exercise. The heart gets bigger, stroke volume goes up, the heart needs to beat less/min to beat the same amt of blood