resting heart rates
This is just going to turn into a willy waving competition, of course its low, probably for a reason.
General rule of thumb (and it very general) is the fitter you are the lower it is, but it also depends where your max is and where your anaerobic threshold is in comparison to thatPosted 5 years agotrail_ratMember
what it is is unimportant …. the trend is more important.
since i stopped racing competitively mines now 48 – i consider that high but realise ive lost alot of my fitness.
it used to be mid to high 30s.
But yes you are low compared to the average – but bearing in mind average joe doesnt exercise much…..Posted 5 years agoGregMayMember
As others have said, resting HR means nowt if you’re trained. If you’re obese and inactive…then it is an issue. Below 60 BPM out heart is paced differently, hence the occasional skip or twinned beat may happen as the SI node cuts in to ‘bump’ up the HR. Kinda funky.
FWIW, 42 BPM at the moment, can go as low as 34 during heavy training. Peak HR 179, aged 31. Lower threshold 156, higher 169. Way to much time in the lab….Posted 5 years agoDracSubscriber
hence the occasional skip or twinned beat may happen as the SI node cuts in to ‘bump’ up the HR. Kinda funky.
The SA node is the one who will tick it over at the person’s normal rate, it’s the AV node who will sit there and think hold on this guy isn’t pumping and fire an extra beat. Sometimes it even goes further down the conductive system too.
It’s a rough guide to fitness but there is a link, mine is always around 60 but can go to mid 50s but I’ve not been at my peak fitness for years. It still sometimes gets around the 50 mark.Posted 5 years ago
I am 39, the other night I had a max of 195bpm doing sprints and the latest resting was around 45bpm.
Going back to when I was around 24yrs old, my max was often around 204bpm and resting around 50bpm.
I expected the max to be around 180ish 15 years on. Should I be worried?Posted 5 years agotomhughesMember
Have a look into heart rate variability and your mind will boggle.
Mine drops to 28 in the day and has dropped to 26 at night.
I do have a heart condition though that causes this!
Its funny but I have started wearing a bracelet when I ride that says heart rate very low, don’t give me atropine or put a pacing wire in!
I worked in cardiology until recently and put a pacing wire in a women whos heart rate was dropping below 30, she arrested twice. I told the registrar who was showing me how to put the wire in that mine dropped to 28. He didn’t believe me so afterwards we put an ecg on me (It was the middle of the night, we were bored) he was pretty shocked at what he saw and that it didn’t seem to affect my performance!
I also received a shot of atropine in Burton A+E whilst working as a med student after I passed out whilst having my toenails removed post marathon (don’t ask). Hence the atropine bracelet, it was not a fun experience. They even had the defib pads on me, scary!Posted 5 years ago
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