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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 08-07-08, 11:38 AM   #1
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Brag about your resting heartrate here

Just went to donate blood yesterday and before you donate they take temp/bp/hr, and i was surprised to see that my ticker clocked in at 49bpm. Looks like laying off the caffeine and sodium and getting in a lot more exercise is a good thing for the heart.

Anyone else feeling good about cardio health and feel like bragging?
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Old 08-07-08, 11:49 AM   #2
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Mine's @ 60 bpm, but I drink coffee like a fish drinks water.
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Old 08-07-08, 12:04 PM   #3
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usually mid 40s
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Old 08-07-08, 12:09 PM   #4
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46 bpm last time I was at the doctors
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Old 08-07-08, 12:17 PM   #5
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46 to 48
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Old 08-07-08, 12:44 PM   #6
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Recently had blood work done. The tech was impressed that my resting rate was 56. I feel pretty good about that.
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Old 08-07-08, 12:52 PM   #7
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48 to 52, just depending.
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geez, I got nothing to brag about. Standard 75 bpm, and 65 when I wake up.
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Old 08-07-08, 01:12 PM   #9
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Well - I just took it myself - 32 for 30 secs..so 64, but I am a good 50-60 pounds from my goal weight and have been working out steadily for about 4 months...so hopefully I will see y'all at 48 before you know it.
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just checked it, 54
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64 with a notoriously salty diet full of caffeine
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Resting Heart Rate

53 when I gave blood last week and I do drink quite a bit of coffee.
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Old 08-07-08, 02:21 PM   #15
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who cares what your resting rate is, theres always someone slower and fitter
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Old 08-07-08, 02:32 PM   #16
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Feh, 72 after an afternoon of tech support blobbing-about. But I live on caffeine too.
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Mine's @ 60 bpm, but I drink coffee like a fish drinks water.
Same here on the coffee and resting HR @ 60 now. Before I started cycling 9 months ago I was 80-90 @ rest.
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Old 08-07-08, 04:15 PM   #18
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48-62 range, depending on how much caffeine the day before.
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42-45...I'm apparently dead
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42-45...I'm apparently dead
My blood pressure is low enough (high 70s over 50ish) that the person taking it often thinks their sphygmomanometer is broken. My resting heart rate is nothing to get excited about, though at about 72ish.
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Old 08-07-08, 04:34 PM   #21
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79 here, but I am still a bit revved up from my ride today, and also just finished grilling dinner and such. Just got a chance to sit down and eat and everything now.
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Old 08-07-08, 05:06 PM   #22
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Well, it just beat once, and I'm waiting for the next one. I'll let you know.
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Mine is under 50 now. Was over 75.
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Old 08-07-08, 07:32 PM   #24
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Usually in the 40's, I've seen it as low as 42.. The Metropolol does that for me..
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who cares what your resting rate is, theres always someone slower and fitter
Sure, and who cares how much weight you've lost, there's always Tom Stormcrowe who's lost more

But if you've worked hard on the bike to lose weight and get into a better overall condition, this is one of the things that drastically improves, and it's something to take pride in.
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