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Old 08-08-19, 07:59 PM
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Bpm

Just installed Cadiio...a free BPM app on my phone.
Laying here before turning in...checked my BPM...60BPM...Anybody else have a BPM app and want to check right now and see what your BPM is?
Maybe do random call outs during the day at different times to chech your BPM...Oh yeah...Iím 65yrs old...
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53 bpm, age 61
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Mine's anywhere between 39 & 44 BPM depending on how stressed I am, when I last ate, when I last rode, how hard I last rode, yadda, yadda.

The other day it was 52 as I was walking my hybrid out of the garage to go for a ride.

I'm 59 years old and doubt that I'm that damn fit. I have orders to get an EKG to see if there could be something wrong, but I've been under the weather the past few days and haven't done much of anything, so I plan to go early next week.
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Old 08-09-19, 02:32 AM
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iPhone Health app

The Health app on my iPhone shows a graph of my heart rate throughout the day. It can be interesting.

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59 BPM. I'm at work...it's 5:04 am, 47 yoa.
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Old 08-09-19, 04:52 AM
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Mine is 60 right now sitting at my desk.
But then again I am cycling my desk cycle on the highest resistance.

At night I usually hit the mid 40s.
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Old 08-09-19, 06:38 AM
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Took it yesterday while waiting for eyes to dilate for exam, 69yo and 44bpm.
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Honest question: what is the point of this?

As I understand it, HR (resting or max) is individual, not trainable, and not indicative of fitness. As long as it’s not unusually low or high, it doesn’t mean much.
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
As I understand it, HR (resting or max) is individual, not trainable, and not indicative of fitness. As long as itís not unusually low or high, it doesnít mean much.
All of this.

Quick, somebody start a LTHR thread. Mine has been dropping steadily for years.
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
As I understand it, HR (resting or max) is individual, not trainable, and not indicative of fitness.
Resting HR does respond to training. My resting rate when detrained is in the high 50s, and in the mid 40s when fit.
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Old 08-09-19, 10:08 AM
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Yet I know people who ride or run almost every day and have resting heart rates in the 80s. My sister in law has been a runner for 20 years and can be in the 90s just sitting on the sofa.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
Resting HR does respond to training. My resting rate when detrained is in the high 50s, and in the mid 40s when fit.
Ditto. This thread is about like one asking about our top speeds.
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As long as mine is >0.


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My resting heart rate is somewhere in the 80s. Maximum heart rate is about 190 and I can sustain in the low 170s at 90-95% of my FTP for an hour (at least according to last nights ride). I'm 45.
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The Cardiio app uses my finger over the lens and also counts from my face...face and finger show the same count...weird/cool.
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When I woke up today I checked mine and it was 42. Last night it was hovering around 44, but I had eaten about an hour before going to bed, which is something I've been trying not to do since losing 55 lbs. Bad habits are hard to break!

The gadget I use is an oxygen sensor that you put on the end of your finger to detect your oxygen uptake percentage. It also has a HR sensor. My sister gave it to me as a gift.
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Kinda addictive...still holding steady at 60 BPM at this situation and time of night.

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54 with finger and 57 with face, now I can delete it.
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
Honest question: what is the point of this?

As I understand it, HR (resting or max) is individual, not trainable, and not indicative of fitness. As long as itís not unusually low or high, it doesnít mean much.
Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
All of this.

Quick, somebody start a LTHR thread. Mine has been dropping steadily for years.
FAKE INFORMATION ??? --- https://www.healthline.com/health/athlete-heart-rate

Doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists before my surgeries have commented after seeing low HR -- Oh, endurance athlete.
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"Well-trained athletes may have a resting heart rate between 30 and 40 bpm. But everyone’s heart rate is different. There’s no “ideal” resting heart rate, even though a lower resting heart rate may mean you’re more fit."

Double qualifiers up in there. Resting heart rate is largely meaningless. My wife's RHR is lower than mine, even though I ride over 10x as much as she does, and ride faster (harder) as well.

Mine is also all over the place-- I just tested it now, sitting here in a chair, and it's 65bpm. When I was in Urgent Care with a broken hand, it was 48bpm. I've been walking the bike to the street for a ride and the computer is showing 50bpm.

It's a number that isn't really indicative of anything.
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Resting heart rate is largely meaningless.
I disagree, you can glean some useful information from changes in resting heart rate.
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  1. Reduction in RHR over weeks of training indicates increased fitness.
  2. Increase in RHR from one day to the next may indicate fatigue, overtraining, lack of sleep, or dehydration.
If I see a rise in my RHR from one day to the next, I interpret that as the need to take a recover day.
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy View Post
FAKE INFORMATION ??? --- https://www.healthline.com/health/athlete-heart-rate

Doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists before my surgeries have commented after seeing low HR -- Oh, endurance athlete.
Iím not stating that itís wrong, but I will note that the linked article was not even written by an MD.
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Finally got to sleep in this morning...53 BPM...ridin’ this AM...gonna try the face count feature...
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I've always had a low heart rate and I'm just an old guy (68). Low 40s at rest and even as low as 38 when I sleep according to my Apple watch. For the record, max is around 175-178 last time it was estimated. and I haven't seen anything over 172 in a long, long time.

I have averaged over 6,000 miles per year since 1982, so maybe that has something to do with it... or maybe it's just hereditary, don't know and don't care.
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