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Old 07-08-12, 07:49 PM
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Low blood pressure/heart rate

This morning I took my kid to the doctor to deal with a cold. That in itself was no big thing. However, when I sat down at the blood pressure machine out of curiousity I did get a surpise. My Blood pressure said 90/61 and my heart rate (resting) was 57. This was AFTER taking Christine to the doctor on the back of the bike - a short journey but never the less I would have expected to have a slightly elevated heart rate if anything.

Checking the webs mine field of "information" the general concensus seems to be that while numbers like that are low, they can in fact be normal for people who exercise a lot. I generally ride every day for up to 3 hours, and 7 hours in the weekend. Total of about 1200-1600km a month or 15-16 hours a week. I like to ride hard enough that my muscles and body start to complain.

Anyone else notice this effect? If its normal I like it...
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Yup. I've tracked my resting HR my whole life, ever since hearing that 60bpm is a measure of good aerobic health according to the fitness gurus of the 70's. Mine is sometimes lower than 55 but not much. BP hasnt gone down too much but would like to see that . Maybe by the end of summer.
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Old 07-08-12, 08:07 PM
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Good to hear. Maybe I'll beat the heart problems that my family are genetically suseptable too. It would be nice to beat the trend.
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I generally ride every day for up to 3 hours, and 7 hours in the weekend. Total of about 1200-1600km a month or 15-16 hours a week. I like to ride hard enough that my muscles and body start to complain.
That kind of mileage can lead to your positive 'problem'. Keep riding.
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positive 'problem'.
Unexpected surprise might be more likely. If its a problem then bring on more such helpful 'problems'.
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