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Old 08-03-13, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Rons View Post
I just finished reading the heart rate recovery thread. I don't use a heart rate monitor but have thought about getting one. I did take my blood pressure the other day after a 50 mile ride. It was down to 92/60. My normal is usually around 120/80. Does anyone else check their BP after longish rides? I guess dropping is better than going high.
It is normal for your blood pressure to be lower after a ride -- and not necessarily as long as 50 miles. One of the advantages of aerobic exercises such as cycling is it causes your blood vessels to dilate, thus lowering blood pressure. The effect remains for several hours after stopping.
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