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Old 04-16-04, 11:04 PM   #1
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Resting heart rate question

Alright, I know that your supposed to get your resting heart rate when you wake up in the morning. However when I kept my HRM on after a workout for a few hours my heart rate had dropped about 10 beats below my resting heart rate. Does that mean anything?
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Not a thing without knowing your fitness level and the rate you class as resting, the rates you can get to and age, and a lot more.
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Well when I wake up its somewhere between 50-3. When I'm simply sitting around it will drop to into the mid 40s occasionally hitting 41. My max is 202, I'm 20 and I consider myself fitness level to be good, not great yet as I'm still in my "build" mode.
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it could be the shock of waking up that makes your resting HR higher. I know that whenever dont wake up on my own, I wake up with a start...My eyes sorta snap open, and I used to sit up really fast when I was younger...I think that might raise a heart rate.
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Alright that would make sense as I need an alarm clock to wake up with every morning. That said, does my heart rate being low when I'm just sitting around mean anything? And is there any other way to get your resting heart rate other than right when you wake up?
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Alright that would make sense as I need an alarm clock to wake up with every morning. That said, does my heart rate being low when I'm just sitting around mean anything? And is there any other way to get your resting heart rate other than right when you wake up?


Resting heart rate at around 40 shows one of two things. 1: you are fit or 2: you are having a heart attack. As you have no pain, you must be a fit bugger.
Why worry about it?
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OK, thats what I wanted to hear, the 41 is considered my resting HR. Thanks.
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Alright, I know that your supposed to get your resting heart rate when you wake up in the morning. However when I kept my HRM on after a workout for a few hours my heart rate had dropped about 10 beats below my resting heart rate. Does that mean anything?

I'm in the same boat. Don't worry about it. That is a very good resting heart rate. You'll live long and prosper with that.
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I'm not the expert, but it sounds like there's some confusion regarding resting heart rate and, maybe, minimum heart rate?

When using HR to track training and what-not, I think the important thing is that you establish a repeatable baseline, and use that for comparison. First thing in the morning is good because there's minimal impact from food (caffeine, sugar, etc.), stress, and you're rested, more or less. So the test conditions are pretty much the same. And most people who take their RHR first thing in the morning actually usually have to get up and take a whiz first, then lie back down for several minutes to let their pulse settle back down.
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