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my heart rate vs yours.........(40 posts)

my heart rate vs yours.........african
Jul 29, 2002 12:20 PM
Male 32, just got my heart rate up to 183 on Sundays ride in the blistering heat. Sitting at home resting is is 40.
Lets see what you have..........
re: my heart rate vs yours.........No_sprint
Jul 29, 2002 12:27 PM
Male 35
clinically tested Max HR = 193
VO2 Max - 59 kl/kg/hr
Heart rate just before VO2 Max ~60
Male 30alansutton
Jul 29, 2002 12:28 PM
Max 192bpm -hill sprinting
Rest - 40bpm

Steadystate time trial- 170bpm.

Not that it means anything.......Len J
Jul 29, 2002 12:31 PM
Male 46 (47 in 3 weeks)
Max observed Bike HR (Hill intervals) 201
10 mile TT LT 182
Resting 42

So what exactly does this prove?

Not that it means anything.......SantaCruz
Jul 29, 2002 1:20 PM
Nothing but mindless internet chat that could turn into a testosterone laden bragging contest.

Then again some folks like to compare their results.
38-42...until I went into fibrillationcory
Jul 29, 2002 1:19 PM
I was consistently around 40 until I was 45 years old. Then I went into atrial fibrillation, and now it runs 35, 76, 120, 48, 72...drives them crazy when they try to do a treadmill (if you're a cardiologist reaching to click REPLY, it's OK--I'm well managed and under control). I used to get into the high 180s during exercise, but the drugs keep that down to about 130-140 now.
The best part: I can still do everything I like, and if I'm a little slower, I can whine, "Well, I'm in fib, you know...".
re: my heart rate vs yours.........merckx56
Jul 29, 2002 1:39 PM
male 32
resting hr in morning while still in bed-48
normal resting (sittin here right now)-54
max- 203
absolute highest i've ever seen-216
lactate threshold-182
Means nothing.... but interesting to see........more....african
Jul 29, 2002 1:45 PM
Now how can I get mine higher. Train more? I was stuck at 179 for a while then I hit 181 on Sat, then 183 on Sun, what does it mean??
Means nothing.... but interesting to see........more....empacher6seat
Jul 29, 2002 1:52 PM
I read once that your max heart rate doesn't vary too much and wont improve with lots of excersize, your resting heart rate will just go down, and it'll take more intense exersize to reach your max heart rate. I'm not sure how accurate this information is, though.
yup...your max is pretty constantColnagoFE
Jul 29, 2002 1:55 PM
you can train so your AT is higher though.
High vs. Low Max HRCheezhead
Jul 29, 2002 2:41 PM
Are there any advantages or disadvantages to having a higher or lower max HR?? Just wondrering cuz my max is around 181 and i think that's pretty low. My resting HR is about 38.
38!!??? so, how'd you do in the Tour?bill
Jul 29, 2002 2:54 PM
I'm sorry, dude, I'm just checking to see if that ticker is still beating. We do mean, per minute, right? I haven't missed out on any special Italian threading or metric time measurement for these things?
I don't know, man. First thing in the a.m., I think my restingbill
Jul 29, 2002 2:50 PM
HR is in the mid-50's. Maybe. Like, 56, or something. After I've been up and walking around and drinking coffee, I've never seen it below 60. I'm 43 and I don't think I've ever been in better cardio-vascular shape (top end is around 190).
how is that everyone who responds to these surveys (yours isn't the first in the two years I've been hanging around this board -- 2 years, now that's pathetic) has a resting heart rate 2 beats higher than that of Lance Armstrong's preternaturally large heart (his resting is 38, I believe I've heard)? I'm not saying anyone's lying, I just have to wonder if maybe some of these numbers aren't maybe somewhat . . . mistaken.
the whole reason this came up is.........african
Jul 29, 2002 3:10 PM
I walked into the hospital the other day (note walked in). And the nurse said ok take your pants off, (kidding) she said "hey lets check your blood pressure/pulse". She does it and looks at me and says "whoa, how old are you" (taps the screen as though its broken) "thats really good do you work out". Me: hell yeah I bust my butt riding, running swimming and typing crap on this board. Anyway she was impressed.
well, when I was suffering from a mild overdose of percocetbill
Jul 29, 2002 3:29 PM
six months ago, after passing out in my potato I was clocked by the EMT's at 45 bpm, and then they checked me into the hospital.
I know that some people get their resting HR's down pretty low (I've always understood that max is predetermined; resting can be changed depending on efficiency). I just find it a little hard to believe that so many amateurs are under 50 BPM, that's all.
I'm definitely not saying no one on this board is in better shape than I am. Unquestioningly I am not at the top of the curve. I just know that I go out on some fairly fierce training rides with Cat 3's and 4's, I am often bested but not too often whupped, and I find it a little hard to believe that there are just so many people out there with resting HR's 30% or more lower than mine.
Jul 29, 2002 3:47 PM
Sure I see what you are saying. The nurse clocked me at 45 and I had just walked across the parking lot, rode the elavator up and walked into the room and she tested me. Thats what made me check myself at home with my timex HRM. It hit 40 and bounced up and down, never lower than 40. For a long time my max has been 179 now I just got 183??
I don't know, man. First thing in the a.m., I think my restingCheezhead
Jul 29, 2002 3:49 PM
Actually bill, to tell you the truth, my 38 resting HR is higher than it was a year ago. I'm only 21 years old. I rowed the past 2 years in college, and once I had to go into the hospital because of an infection I got on the river. Just as I was waking up one morning the nurse was taking my heartrate and she almost flipped out because it read 32 and then 34 when she took it a second time.

I believe lance's resting HR is 32. Indurain's I believe was 30. Unfortunately, although I have a similar resting HR as those guys, I can't ride anywhere near as fast!
just put my HRM on and it hit 43 while I was sitting here (nm)african
Jul 29, 2002 3:55 PM
what can I say? I have to believe you. you all are gods. nmbill
Jul 29, 2002 4:10 PM
Zero, I have been dead for a week.Fred2000
Jul 29, 2002 4:10 PM
re: my heart rate vs yours.........Ahimsa
Jul 29, 2002 4:37 PM
Name: Ahimsa
Age: 29
Sex: Male
Resting HR: 21
Max HR: 312
Species: Horse
This thread: Silly chest beating
Pun: Intended
Well said, although . . .morrison
Jul 29, 2002 5:04 PM
it was almost making me gay, what with all these finely conditioned specimines available for the picking. Fortunately, my wife's memory and the most recent cover of FHM pulled me back to my senses.

Seriously . . . we can talk about hr all we want, and it doesn't mean a damned thing. Put the front wheel of your bike next to the front wheel of my bike, choose a destination, and let's go. That's the only test that counts. (Of course, I don't always PASS the test, but I sure as s--t have fun trying!
re: my heart rate vs yours.........Sharkman
Jul 29, 2002 5:28 PM
male age 50
max hr 181
10 mile time trial average 175
resting about 50
Again, to show you how meaningless this is...Lone Gunman
Jul 29, 2002 5:58 PM
My dad:
today, 81 years old
exercise regimen: watering the flowers
RHR: 39bpm

Still feel good about that RHR?
re: my heart rate vs yours.........12x23
Jul 29, 2002 6:05 PM
I'm 46, just in from a 40 mi ride ~1hr ago, and checked with an Omron digital blood pressure monitor while eating dinner and posting here;

b/p 124/71
hr 41

Fwiw, I don't think resting heart rate means much more than it's a pretty good indicator I'm alive, (at least as long as I have one).

Several years ago I was watching the network coverage of the Tour and medical information revealed resting heart rates as high as the mid-50's. Maybe resting rate, when you're fit, is as individual as mhr.
is this the cyclist version of penis envy? gimmie a break.. nmCarbon fiber fanatik
Jul 29, 2002 6:06 PM
No, read on..........african
Jul 29, 2002 6:31 PM
I started this as just an interesting topic not me compared to you and I am better nah nah type. It is just interesting to see what other peoples heart rates are.

The penis envy is when guys like you cut your ball hairs to make your winky look bigger.

Now don't get too wound up, I am only kidding around. It is the African sence of humour. GET IT..... African!! big ahem ahem.... Cheers
re: Oh what the heck heres minecyclejim
Jul 29, 2002 7:57 PM
Male: 33
Riding for: 3 years.
Weight before starting to exercise: 235.
Weight now: 173
RHR: depends on time of year- currently 49-50bpm
VO2 max per my nifty Polar S510= 54
Average riding time weekly= 5 hrs if Im lucky
Jul 29, 2002 8:26 PM
RHR: 38-48 right now 47
Bike Max: 201
Age: 22
LT: 179
two years of competitive cycling
Still cat 5 only two races in the US.
15 races overseas
Next year hope to race enough to hit cat 3.
re: my heart rate vs yours.........koala
Jul 30, 2002 1:30 AM
Male46, resting 42 but so much is genetics. My dads is 55 and he is 69 years old. I think my max is about 180, saw 179 last year and never had a stress test.
re: my heart rate vs yours.........I Love Shimano
Jul 30, 2002 1:49 AM
Resting 4 months ago: 45
Resting now: probably lower
Max: 201 (running all out effort)
LT: I'd put it at around 170-180
re: my heart rate vs yours.........divve
Jul 30, 2002 5:16 AM
...not sure you can deduct much info from someone's HR. I've only recently gotten a HR monitor, clocked 194 off road, and 184 on the road. I don't feel I've hit the max yet. My resting is around 46. For the rest I'm 34 and in pretty shitty shape but above average...getting better though, now that I've starting training again for the past 8 months.
max- um, maybe 120off roadie
Jul 30, 2002 6:13 AM
31 year old male. Resting rate 50-55.
I'm on a drug that restricts max heart rate to keep blood pressure down. Even a stress test would be pointless unless I went off the drug. If I CAN get above 120, I probably shouldn't push it for long.
I'm just glad to still be out there riding and having fun doing it. Seems I do pretty well at it speed wise for a recreational rider (people ask if I'm a racer), but I stay away from long hill climbs and sprints.
re: heart rate .......sam-g
Jul 30, 2002 8:04 AM
Newbie rider, long time runner.
Male 52, 53 in September.
Resting HR flat on my back for phyical exam, 48.
Observed max HR sprinting up hill 179.
Observed max HR in spinning class 175.
Last marathon time this past May 3:47
I'm more than a little sceptical...Tele_Pathic
Jul 30, 2002 9:08 AM
of ya'll who post RHR's close to that of Lance Armstrong's, not that he's the only person in the world with a RHR of 32 bpm. But come on...

My wife's a nurse. We used to live in Colorado Springs, CO, you know, the place with the U.S. Olympic Training Center. She said most of those guys would come in with RHR's around 40-45 bpm. Further, she says, anyone walking in a HR is the 30's is slapped on a gurney and tested, very quickly, with the crash cart within arm's reach.

RHR can be used as guide for general fitness/atleticism. That is, the better shape you're in, the lower your RHR will be. Those posting RHR's around 50, I can believe. But I absolutely can not believe that so many people within such a relatively small space as the RoadBikeReview have a RHR that closely matches Lance Armstrong's. I'd post mine, but it's embarrassing (around 35 bp1/2m).

Tele Pathic

PS. Screw RHR; that's not a test of real manhood. I bet I can piss, spit, drink more beer, score more women's, than anyone here (tongue planted firmly in cheek).
I don't know............Len J
Jul 30, 2002 9:11 AM
I've scared many a women in my day!

Oh you said score.....NEVER MIND.

Ex BIG BIG guy cant get it above 183James
Jul 30, 2002 8:24 PM
Turning 26 at the end of august, I cant seem to get it above 183. My resting HR is 48. I weigh in at about 210, but weighed over 400lbs at my diet start(may 2000). My doc says that being big all my life caused my heart to pump more of a volume, so I apply this to the lower max. Before my diet start, the only exercise I got was handing the money to the dude at the drive through window.
Way to go!Len J
Jul 31, 2002 4:37 AM
That is an amazing accomplishment, and one you should be very proud of. Keep at it.

How much has your life changed with the weight loss?

Jul 31, 2002 9:19 AM
Small things like fitting in movie seats and nice clothes feel like winning the lottery. I used to have pain in my ankles, feet and back(to the point I couldnt walk)...All gone. There is a huge list and some things that I dont even notice anymore things I got used to in my loss transition. Now I ride my Kestrel 200SCI 5 days a week,200-250 miles, and love every minute of it. I never was able to really ride a bike and to think I could ride one of these light ones makes every mile wonderful.

Never forget the small things.Len J
Jul 31, 2002 10:05 AM
What an inspiring story.

Ever thought of writing about it, a before & after expose, send it in to a magazine or something.

My experience is that people are always looking for hope. Your story not only shows that it can be done but that it is worth doing, that the rewards are worth the effort. Your story would have great credibility as you have "Been there,Done that".

Thanks for the reminder of the things that I take for granted & again, congratulations, Keep it up.