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    Its a Mountain not a Hill Big Lug's Avatar
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    I rode 15 miles yesterday with a 10-15mph head wind with a average speed of 13mph, with 2 large bridges, and 6 miles of wet trails with hills and other random off road stuff. My average heart rate was 150 and my max was 188. i am 6'3 and 350lbs at age 21 is that good? bad? My resting heart rate yesterday here at work was around 45. My recovery last night was pretty good also i was kinda impressed!
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    I'm 6'4 195, 26 yrs old. My resting heart rate is usually above 60!

    I'm impressed by your heart rate at your weight. For the life of me no matter what I do can't I get mine down.

    as far as your heart rate during your ride, i have no idea how "good" that is.

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    Wow that resting hr is excellent for your size. Mines like 65 I think. My average on a technical trail is about 150 and I have topped out at 175. Hard to judge how good or bad that is as gearing, cadence etc all play a role I would think.

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    Im a little smaller then you but still a big mofo and ive noticed with my polar HRM that if im not sweating (reads sitting here typing this) it will drop to sub 50...I think it is due to the fact that there is no sweat between the sensor and my chest becuase I know for a fact my HR is not that low and when I see it is that low I lotion the area and it jumps right back up to 60-80.

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    I don't want to rain on anyone's parade or scare anyone but a low resting heart rate can also be the result of a serious medical condition, such as Sinus Bradycardia or some other Arrhythmia. Unless one has the fitness levels and exercise background to justify a low resting HR they should consult a physician (preferably a cardiologist) to be sure that the ol' ticker is OK. People with low resting heart rates usually end up on atropine as a first course of therapy. If that doesn't do the trick, then patients are usually fitted with a pacemaker.

    Hopefully, this is not the case and Big Lug is one helluva fit 350 lb guy.

    Also, something else to consider about resting heart rates is that a low RHR is not an indicator of athletic performace. Last year there were quite a few riders in the TdF with a RHR between 55 & 60 BPM. It seems, however, that the ones we remember are the extemely low ones such as Armstrong's and Indurain's.
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    Ahh, goold ole fashioned owning by Doctor Morbius...

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    Its a Mountain not a Hill Big Lug's Avatar
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    i must do some reasearch and heart rate monitoring in my sleep tonight! will get back with tommorow!
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    I agree with dr. morbius, see a cardiologist. I went to visit one after my rhr dropped from the low 60's to 37-38 now. She had told me that if i was overweight or a 70 year old woman she would install a pacemaker but for my fitness leval it was normal. Peace of mind after talking to a prof. is priceless.

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