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What's your resting heart rate?

Old 11-21-19, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
That was Miguel Indurain...hard to believe.

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.

My usual check is early AM within a few minutes of awakening, sitting in an easy chair, often after a few sips of coffee.
32bpm in 2015 April at age 64years 9months at Venice Hospital, Venice Fl when EKG (ECG) was hooked up at pre-op for prostate cancer surgery.

2 years prior at same hospital during pre-op for removal of the right half of my thyroid it was also 32bpm.

Current RHR is much higher now due to inability to ride like I used to. 107 miles on Tuesday but very slow.
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Old 11-21-19, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
Resting heart rate is not necessarily indicative of aerobic capacity. Heart Rate Recovery is.
qft.

When you rest for a bit from an aggressive move and the lungs and heart are ready and you question the legs ability to respond again.

VO2max is a ceiling, not a normative operating parameter.

Some people never achieve good % output against their genetic VO2max.
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Old 11-22-19, 06:19 AM
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I'm thinking of posting my toenail fungus again, see who can match or better it....
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Old 11-22-19, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
Resting heart rate is not necessarily indicative of aerobic capacity. Heart Rate Recovery is.
Originally Posted by burnthesheep View Post
qft.

When you rest for a bit from an aggressive move and the lungs and heart are ready and you question the legs ability to respond again.

VO2max is a ceiling, not a normative operating parameter.

Some people never achieve good % output against their genetic VO2max.
Earlier I posted my “poor man’s” assessment of recovery:
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
"What's your resting heart rate?"

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 11-24-19, 02:07 PM
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Resting heart rate in the low 80s. I think I win.

I've been aerobically fit my entire life. Was a good hurdler in junior high and high school.

I'm 45 now and in the best shape aerobically I've been in years. I'm in the US Navy and we have a twice yearly fitness test. We can choose to do the aerobic portion on an exercise bike and I ended up with the best score of the 700 or so who chose to ride the bike (the scoring is entirely power to weight. One guy who is 24 had higher power but he weighs a lot more than I do). To be fair, most of the really fit Sailors run.

My heart rate has always been high. I have an HRM and during one particularly hard Zwift race a few months ago my HR hit 193. When I was in my teens running hurdles I could easily 210-215.
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Old 11-24-19, 07:14 PM
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At least at the elite or championship level VO2 max is one of the physical traits or measurements that is the least predictive and the least correlated to performance. You see that in all of the high aerobic sports such as cycling, marathon runners, and cross country skiers.
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Old 11-24-19, 10:45 PM
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I'm thinking of posting my toenail fungus again, see who can match or better it....
Your on! Mostly nails on two toes by big toes, a little of left big toe.


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Old 11-25-19, 06:25 AM
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You certainly win style points for the dark color! I've got 10 toe investment but due to regular use of the Dremel they don't present that well.
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Old 11-25-19, 06:46 AM
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I have cycled all my life - and knew my resting HR was in the fifties as a child and young man. As a teenager I smoked and rock and rolled quite a bit.

In my mid twenties I developed as an adult cyclist and quit smoking and quit the party. By 1980 I started getting serious about training and remember my first "racermate" computer with HR monitor.
My highest known HR was 181 - highest sustained rate (two minutes + was 170 . Resting had dipped to 45-48....
By 1986 my resting HR dropped to 38 and remained there for over 20 years. After I herniated a disk in 2007, I did not workout for months - and the low HR never returned.
At 66yrs by my HR is still in the mid forties naturally, but drops due to beta blocker usage often.

For those cyclists that are dedicated enough to record their AM HR in bed religiously - it can be a useful in determining over training. I always knew I needed some time off when I woke up with an HR 41-42 instead of 38-39.
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