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resting heart rate how do YOU measure it?(11 posts)

resting heart rate how do YOU measure it?jradford
Nov 12, 2002 9:58 AM
1. Your heart rate monitor or hand on wrist or neck

2. When do you measure your resting heart rate.

3. How often do you measure it

4. What is your resting heart rate.
re: resting heart rate how do YOU measure it?Winona Rider
Nov 12, 2002 10:07 AM
1. Doesn't matter so long as you have a good reading.

2. Wisdom is when you wake up in the morning.

3. Take an average, so longer the better.

4. Around 45-48 usually.

Lastly, remember that you can usually only train your RHR donwn by about 10% - it's largely pre-determined.
This one's a little strangeno excuses
Nov 12, 2002 10:28 AM
1. Monitor on chest, watch readout on wrist
2. Leave monitor on at night with low alarm set at 50 or 55; if the alarm goes off, my heart rate has dipped below the alarm level. Otherwise, as I am going to sleep.
3. Last time I got that curious was about 6 months ago.
4. Lowest I saw was 55.
re: resting heart rate how do YOU measure it?PEDDLEFOOT
Nov 12, 2002 11:11 AM
1.I wear my HR monitor to bed.

2.Right when I wake up in the morning ,over a 5 day period and then I average it out.

3.Every 3 months.

4.43 at last testing.
re: resting heart rate how do YOU measure it?SS_MB-7
Nov 12, 2002 12:11 PM
1 - My Polar S-710 HRM.

2 - As soon as you wake-up and before you get out of bed. Note that a full bladder, a poor night's sleep, stress, hard work-out the day before, etc. will negatively impact your RHR. Measure your RHR for 5-7 days and take an average.

3 - At first, every day for 1 week then periodically every couple weeks.

4 - 40.

Ride Hard,
Mike B.
re: resting heart rate how do YOU measure it?RedPat
Nov 12, 2002 12:23 PM
1. Using the HRM. That way, I can watch it for awhile and get the lowest reading

2. Oddly enough, in the late afternoon, sitting comfortably in a chair. This number is usually lower than the morning before getting out of bed number.

3. Depends on what part of the season I'm in. During the harder parts (Build-type weeks) I measure it more often, since I'm working at the edge of overtraining.

4. 45 during the season, 55 off-season
One more thing...RedPat
Nov 12, 2002 12:27 PM
BTW, if you ever end up in an ICU for any reason, have a relative/friend remember to tell the ICU staff that your resting heart rate is unusually low - most cardiac monitors are set to alarm if the heart rate drops below 60! It sucks to be half wiped out post-op, and have them doing cardiac resuccitation on you!!
re: resting heart rate how do YOU measure it?Spunout
Nov 12, 2002 12:53 PM
Wrist, watch, 15 seconds X 4.

When I first wake up, before my girlfriend rolls over and starts kissing the back of my neck. VERY IMPORTANT.

Daily, if I am 4 beats or more above average, I don't ride that day.

My RHR is 42 ;-)
I try to never do itclimbo
Nov 12, 2002 1:43 PM
once or twice a year someone else does it for me and writes it on a chart.

1. Watch, on my wrist, by the nurse.
2. At the doctor's office.
3. When I get sick and my wife makes me go to the doctor.
4. Anywhere from 42 to 60.
allheart.comcallthedoctor
Nov 12, 2002 10:28 PM
has a very slick Blood-pressure/HR gadgit.....

Velcro the monitor around wrist and push a button....
In a few seconds, your HR and BP....

Much easier and more comfortable than using the watch style in the morning and/or sleeping w/strap on....

I was putting my on in AM right upon waking and I think it skewed results...
re: resting heart rate how do YOU measure it?Hereford Flyer
Nov 13, 2002 1:40 PM
1. Heart rate monitor

2. Morning

3. Whenever I feel the need

4. Between 31-33