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    What is your resting heart rate?

    I know everybodys heart's are different, blah blah blah. But I was just interested what everybodys RHR is.

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    Resting heart rate: 52.
    Max heart rate: 208.

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    RHR = 50
    Max = 191

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    rhr 50
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    systolic 112
    diastolic 66

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    I've seen as low as 32, but its usually in the mid-to-high 30s in the morning or the low 40s if I'm sitting at a desk typing or something...

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    If a trained persons heart pumps more blood further with less beats per minute than an untrained heart, shouldn't a more fit persons maximum heart rate be lower than an untrained persons heart?

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    Quote Originally Posted by closetbiker
    If a trained persons heart pumps more blood further with less beats per minute than an untrained heart, shouldn't a more fit persons maximum heart rate be lower than an untrained persons heart?
    Stroke volume (SV) is the volume of blood the heart pumps each beat.
    Heart rate (HR) is how many beats a minute the heart pumps.
    Cardiac output (CO) is the volume of blood the heart pumps per minute.

    CO = SV x HR.

    An athlete's HR is usually lower because the SV is higher. Thus, the CO can be maintained with a lower HR. A high HR is good because the CO can be dramatically increased to keep up with the body's demand.

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    42 this morning, drops to 38 after a rest day.

    It's been the same since High School, 30 years ago.
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    Mine is 48 right now, reading BF, preparing presentations, talking on phone at desk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noisebeam
    Mine is 48 right now, reading BF, preparing presentations, talking on phone at desk.
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    heh, mine goes like this:

    Reading BF: 50's.
    Talking on phone: 60's.
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    43 the last time I measured it just after I woke up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TryingMyBest
    Stroke volume (SV) is the volume of blood the heart pumps each beat.
    Heart rate (HR) is how many beats a minute the heart pumps.
    Cardiac output (CO) is the volume of blood the heart pumps per minute.

    CO = SV x HR.

    An athlete's HR is usually lower because the SV is higher. Thus, the CO can be maintained with a lower HR. A high HR is good because the CO can be dramatically increased to keep up with the body's demand.
    That refines it a little, but does it still mean a pros' maximum rate is higher than an enthusiast? (I'm guessing yes, because a pros' demands are greater)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TryingMyBest
    heh, mine goes like this:

    Reading BF: 50's.
    Talking on phone: 60's.
    Preparing presentations: 90's
    I hear ya! (I just mentioned those activitie as they all occured in last 15min before checking and posting)
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    Age 26
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    Quote Originally Posted by closetbiker
    That refines it a little, but does it still mean a pros' maximum rate is higher than an enthusiast? (I'm guessing yes, because a pros' demands are greater)
    I don't think the max heart rate is really trainable. Cardiac contractility improves the stroke volume, but doesn't affect heart rate. The only reason the heart rate is lower at rest is because it doesn't need the extra beats due to increased contractility. So no, I don't think their max heart rates should be any higher or lower than the general population.

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    Haven't checked in a while. Last time it was ~48.
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    Low 60s these days, down from the high 90s to low 100s. It's all the biking that does it My blood pressure's back in the normal range again too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TryingMyBest
    Resting heart rate: 52.
    Max heart rate: 208.
    38 yrs old
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    44 in the morning max ever recorded was 192.

    208 is crazy bro...

    Mines always been low even when out of shape, A better test of performance is recovery from 85%-90% max. I recover around 40 bpm's from around 170 bpm over a minute. Anything over 30 is considered good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TryingMyBest
    I don't think the max heart rate is really trainable. Cardiac contractility improves the stroke volume, but doesn't affect heart rate. The only reason the heart rate is lower at rest is because it doesn't need the extra beats due to increased contractility. So no, I don't think their max heart rates should be any higher or lower than the general population.
    Agree. The better the fitness level, the more performance at any given heart rate, though.
    Some people are like a Slinky ... not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TryingMyBest
    I don't think the max heart rate is really trainable... I don't think their max heart rates should be any higher or lower than the general population.
    What we should be working on is our AT, something that does move up or down and working at that level should lower our resting rate.

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    has been as low as 48

    not riding everyday (work ) = 55

    max ever recorded 192 im 33

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    Quote Originally Posted by closetbiker
    That refines it a little, but does it still mean a pros' maximum rate is higher than an enthusiast? (I'm guessing yes, because a pros' demands are greater)
    No, max. heart rate is primarily a function of age and can't be changed (much). Well trained athletes will have a max HR a few beats lower than an untrained person, presumably because their better fitness bumps up against some other limitation than heart beats.

    Here's a decent article about max. HR.
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    is a higher heart rate better? or is only a higher LT better?

    or does only the power one can produce at LT matter?

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