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Old 11-18-19, 07:21 PM
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5 years or so ago I had to switch doctors after mine retired. New doctor on a visit realized they hadn't updated files on my heart rate. Their machine takes it 3 times over few mins to reduce anxiety messing with results. I don't remember the number but the doctor was surprised. Had to remind him I cycle daily to commute anywhere I need to be. He eventually concluded I was fit with no problems.
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High 40s to low 50s usually...really slow down this time of year...seems to be in the mid 50s ish now...
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Originally Posted by robnol View Post
my heart rate at 145 after a run drops 50 bpm in 60 seconds as my gps watch with built in hr monitor tells me....are those the numbers ur looking for
Im not a doctor, but from what Ive read, that seems about right.
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Old 11-18-19, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
This is Bike Forums in "winter posting mode," where anything can become a competition. So long as a resting HR is within a medically acceptable range, the actual number is all but meaningless.

But people on here would compete to see who has the biggest and smallest feet.
I guess a size 9 isn't going to win me any medals huh?
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Old 11-18-19, 09:13 PM
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Not sure if out of shape people are just not posting in this thread, or if everyone on this forum is ridiculously in shape.

Going into my 3rd year of riding. Super duper out of shape, especially aerobically. Regularly got out-climbed by people with 40+ lbs on me even when I was in peak shape. My resting HR was probably in the high 80s before I started riding. Now its somewhere in the mid 70s.

Im also smaller/younger than many, I assume. My max HR is 199 all-time, 192 consistently.
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Old 11-18-19, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by smashndash View Post
Not sure if out of shape people are just not posting in this thread, or if everyone on this forum is ridiculously in shape.

Going into my 3rd year of riding. Super duper out of shape, especially aerobically. Regularly got out-climbed by people with 40+ lbs on me even when I was in peak shape. My resting HR was probably in the high 80s before I started riding. Now its somewhere in the mid 70s.

Im also smaller/younger than many, I assume. My max HR is 199 all-time, 192 consistently.
you want to increase ur aerobic capability take up running in addition to riding.as I do....running is cardio king
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Old 11-18-19, 09:38 PM
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Resting heart rate is not necessarily indicative of aerobic capacity. Heart Rate Recovery is.
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Old 11-18-19, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by robnol View Post
you want to increase ur aerobic capability take up running in addition to riding.as I do....running is cardio king
oh yeah Im sure. I can definitely taste the blood in my mouth when running haha. Unfortunately running anymore than 2 miles makes my legs seize up for a week. I would have to consistently run for a couple weeks to develop the tolerance. Aerobic capacity is my #1 weakness right now but I think the focus this time of year is on endurance.
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Old 11-18-19, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
This is Bike Forums in "winter posting mode," where anything can become a competition. So long as a resting HR is within a medically acceptable range, the actual number is all but meaningless.

But people on here would compete to see who has the biggest and smallest feet.
Take it easy on them... One of the symptoms of bradycardia is confusion or mental fog. 😜
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Old 11-19-19, 09:14 AM
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According to the Apple Watch, mine's usually 42-43 after hard days and 41 after average or light days. I have a notification set for if it goes into the 30's which it's only done just a couple of times. Sometimes it will show 39 when I'm watching it but then it will bounce back up to 42 so there's some variability in there.


I was in the hospital back in September after a crash with a motor vehicle and had internal bleeding. While in the ER, I started to crash which wasn't a very fun experience. At first I felt "not good", then a bit nauseous, then like I might pass out. I was talking to my wife through the whole thing and asked her to get help once I crossed the "not feeling good" stage. According to the nurse I turned really pale, started sweating profusely, and started losing consciousness. Within two minutes of asking for help there were about 9 people in the room, half of whom were working on me with towels and sensors and reading stats. They put me on oxygen and I recovered naturally over a few minutes time but I thought I was going to lose consciousness. I didn't really think I was going to die but the thought crossed my mind while I was starting to get tunnel vision. During that episode my HR was down in the mid-30s (36?) which was abnormally low for me but what was really clear I was in distress was my blood pressure tanking (for me) which is usually somewhere close to 120/80. I think my BP was in the 90s/50s which, for my condition, was way too low.


I guess my feeling on the subject having gone through that is that as long as you feel fine, you're probably OK as long as you're keeping in contact with a doctor periodically. Learn to know your body well and if you suspect anything, by all means, go to a professional for assessment. It's comforting for me to see that I'm not alone in the low 40's camp even though I'm still pretty overweight. I do wonder what it will go down to if I continue to lose even more weight.
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Old 11-19-19, 09:27 AM
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not sure. What is the point of knowing it?
thanks!
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Old 11-19-19, 11:11 PM
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When I gave blood a year ago, mine was below 50 so all sort of calls had to be made to approve me giving blood.
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Old 11-19-19, 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope This is Bike Forums in "winter posting mode," where anything can become a competition.

But people on here would compete to see who has the biggest and smallest feet.
Originally Posted by Bigbus View Post
I guess a size 9 isn't going to win me any medals huh?
I win, size 8
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Old 11-20-19, 06:36 AM
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What's your resting heart rate?
Originally Posted by Flip Flop Rider View Post
not sure. What is the point of knowing it?

thanks!
Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
Resting heart rate is not necessarily indicative of aerobic capacity. Heart Rate Recovery is.
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
My best had been 48 bpm, occasionally 44,@ 60+ yo when cycle commuting and training on a schedule of mileage. Most recently during a down period has been about 52.
As a decades-long lifestyle cyclist, mostly for fitness, I have mainly assessed my overall fitness by three metrics:

  1. the objective measurement of resting heart rate
  2. by the semi-quantitative, defined metric I use for training, Relative Perceived Exertion (link); i.e. my perceived exertion going up a usual, well-known hill on my route in relation to cadence and speed
  3. how long it takes to recover from that exertion to my usual cruising exertion.
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Old 11-20-19, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
This is Bike Forums in "winter posting mode," where anything can become a competition. So long as a resting HR is within a medically acceptable range, the actual number is all but meaningless.

But people on here would compete to see who has the biggest and smallest feet.
Now let's do best birth date and most aesthetically pleasing Social Security number, and you have to put your real name down so we can verify.

Just so I don't get zapped for a TOS violation, DON'T POST THAT STUFF! I'm kidding.

And if you've never experienced orthostatic hypotension, I don't recommend it. My doctors took me off atenolol because it slowed my heart too much.
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Now let's do best birth date and most aesthetically pleasing Social Security number, and you have to put your real name down so we can verify.

Just so I don't get zapped for a TOS violation, DON'T POST THAT STUFF! I'm kidding.

And if you've never experienced orthostatic hypotension, I don't recommend it. My doctors took me off atenolol because it slowed my heart too much.
Oh, me and orthostatic hypotension go way back. My feet and my heart are ever so far apart. Some rides I forego the "cooldown spin" for the last mile or so on the way home, and pay dearly for that omission the first time I foolishly jump up from the couch, or stand straight up after crouching down in the supermarket to get something off of the lowest shelf. Fun times.
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
Oh, me and orthostatic hypotension go way back. My feet and my heart are ever so far apart. Some rides I forego the "cooldown spin" for the last mile or so on the way home, and pay dearly for that omission the first time I foolishly jump up from the couch, or stand straight up after crouching down in the supermarket to get something off of the lowest shelf. Fun times.
Worst for me was getting out of the car. I'm just lucky I was never seen by a cop swaying as I came out. I never passed out, but I sure came close a few times.
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Old 11-20-19, 08:46 AM
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Sitting normally, sitting and relaxing or when I first get up, there's probably a range of 30 bpm, so it's hard for me to say. I've seen 50 when sitting in a chair.


Originally Posted by robnol View Post
my heart rate at 145 after a run drops 50 bpm in 60 seconds as my gps watch with built in hr monitor tells me....are those the numbers ur looking for

I found some surprising information about that, that is a little different from what "everyone knows". We all think of that first minute as the most important as a gauge of cardio fitness. But someone checked at a large sample of mostly older people, and the first minute recovery rate correlated with age more than fitness! Not a lowered rate for older men as you'd expect, but a faster recovery rate.


The second minute recovery rate is what you want, according to them. Sorry, I couldn't dig up the reference.


However, check this one out: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.105...99910283411804 the first minute HR recovery rate was a strong predictor of mortality, when it was unusually low. So 50 bpm puts you solidly in the clear on that.
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Originally Posted by phillman5 View Post
Originally Posted by DrIsotope This is Bike Forums in "winter posting mode," where anything can become a competition.

But people on here would compete to see who has the biggest and smallest feet.

I win, size 8
I can top that:
Glucose Lvl: 103 mg/dL !
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I'm still working on the wave of blood flow caused by the systole I experienced at around 0600, after my first cup of coffee. I'm expecting another one sometime after lunch.

What really upsets the nurses when I go in for surgery is the size of my...feet.
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I can top that:
Glucose Lvl: 103 mg/dL !
Nope, two different categories!
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O-H is a problem. If you think it is embarrassing when falling over in a parking lot when forgetting to unclip you really note the reactions when they see platform pedals and sneakers! After many tests for low BP and pulse (seldom over 100/60 @ 50 bpm- age 69 and not really an athlete) what does the Doc say?
"Stay healthy!"
And my target is only sixty miles a week. Although I am somewhat hampered by living in the midst of serious hills and a nagging Twinkie habit.
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Bunch of people auditioning for the Bradycardia Bunch.
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I can top that:
Glucose Lvl: 103 mg/dL !
90. When I was a fatter guy, 120...
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