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Heartrate

Postby FrancisScotland » Thu Nov 01, 2012 17:22 pm

I've just done a threshold test to find my training zones for the winter and found my resting heartrate 75-80bpm to be significantly higher than my club mates. Just wondering if i should be concerned and what other peoples resting heartrates are. I'm young ( < 20 ) quite competitive in my age group and have never had heart or breathing problems before.

any advice welcome, cheers

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Re: Heartrate

Postby T.M.H.N.E.T » Thu Nov 01, 2012 17:48 pm

Absolutely not,there is no comparison. Resting HR will improve over time,mine as <40 the other day :lol: but that figure means absolutely zero to you.

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Re: Heartrate

Postby cyco2 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 13:55 pm

FrancisScotland wrote:I've just done a threshold test to find my training zones for the winter and found my resting heartrate 75-80bpm to be significantly higher than my club mates.


Resting heart rate is best done first thing in the morning before getting out of bed so as to be able to replicate the test in the same conditions. Not after a threshold test :roll:
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Re: Heartrate

Postby gavbarron » Fri Nov 02, 2012 14:00 pm

cyco2 wrote:
FrancisScotland wrote:I've just done a threshold test to find my training zones for the winter and found my resting heartrate 75-80bpm to be significantly higher than my club mates.


Resting heart rate is best done first thing in the morning before getting out of bed so as to be able to replicate the test in the same conditions. Not after a threshold test :roll:


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Do your RHR first thing in the morning, this will go down slightly over time as you get fitter and typically rises of 5bpm or more above your usual rate are inductive or overtraining or impending illness. Once you understand it all and know your figures it can be a very useful tool.
Don't stress what other people's figures are, my rate this morning was 43, my friends is about 50 odd but he'll still kick my ar** when we go for a run

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Re: Heartrate

Postby ice climber » Fri Nov 02, 2012 17:36 pm

Also, it is how quickly your heart rate recovers back to normal from a higher level. Everybody is different and has no relevance to you. E.g. I'm 58 and my resting heart rate is about 55 and my max heart rate, that I have seen, is 197 and I could have pushed it higher then thrown up!
But my recovery rate is stated to be good which is probably a better indicator.
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Re: Heartrate

Postby Stueys » Fri Nov 02, 2012 17:42 pm

Two things I've been told,
1) take your resting heart beat first thing in the morning before you even get out of bed.
2) it's a trend not an exact science, it can vary day to day depending on how much sleep you've had, how much you trained the day before, whether you're fighting a bug, etc, etc. You get the picture, it varies day by day so take an average

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Re: Heartrate

Postby geebus » Sun Nov 04, 2012 19:05 pm

Note that you can get a nice little smartphone app (for phones with torches) that seems to do a pretty good job of it for testing first thing in the morning - agrees with my HRM etc.
Despite having done various first aid courses and the like over the years, never was great at working out my own heart rate.

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Re: Heartrate

Postby dw300 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 22:08 pm

geebus wrote:Note that you can get a nice little smartphone app (for phones with torches) that seems to do a pretty good job of it for testing first thing in the morning - agrees with my HRM etc.
Despite having done various first aid courses and the like over the years, never was great at working out my own heart rate.


These apps are pretty clever. For those that dont know, you put your finger over the camera lens and LED, and it illuminates your finger and can differentiate between the differing shades of red as blood is pumped through your finger.

The only downside is the 2nd degree burns ..
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