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poll: what is your HR?(35 posts)

poll: what is your HR?cyclopathic
Sep 25, 2003 7:25 AM
sitting and typing 48bpm
ask this tomorrow after african posts the podium gals(nm)funknuggets
Sep 25, 2003 7:28 AM
56bpm... but I just returned to my desk with a handfull of M&M's...biknben
Sep 25, 2003 7:43 AM
Damn M&M's!!! I can't stay away from them!!!
and someone post the picture of my heart rate nmafrican
Sep 25, 2003 8:51 AM
60 bpm; elevated vs my typical 42-45 bpm 'resting' HR nmJS Haiku Shop
Sep 25, 2003 7:34 AM
Sep 25, 2003 7:49 AM
To be honest, I don't have a clue or a HR monitor. I finally have gotten to the point that I am not constantly watching my times, speeds, etc while riding the bike. Instead I focus on the ride, not the data. It is more fun for me that way. Doubt if I will get one in the near future either. (I might if I get real serious about TT just so I could learn to pace myself properly)

My breathing and pain tells me when enough is enough when out and about or during races.
zoned out at desk at 52-54 always at rest.nmwspokes
Sep 25, 2003 7:55 AM
56 after 8 cups of caffine (now a legal drug) (nm)StmbtDave
Sep 25, 2003 7:59 AM
man.. you're 4 cups ahead of me (nm)cyclopathic
Sep 25, 2003 8:41 AM
A pain. Always dealing with polices, procedures, etc.Brooks
Sep 25, 2003 8:32 AM
Oh you meant heart rate not Human Resources....neever mind. ;-0
52bpm before the 12 cups of hot tea throughout the day nmbigrider
Sep 25, 2003 8:51 AM
re: poll: what is your HR?PMC
Sep 25, 2003 8:54 AM
53 right now... on my third and final mug of Starbucks Italian Roast coffee.
Used to be @40-42, now it goes 38-76-54-72 . . . .retro
Sep 25, 2003 9:01 AM
I ran along in the low 40s for years, until I went into atrial fibrillation. Drives 'em crazy when I do a treadmill test--the readout goes 70-118-56-130-84-142.... Anybody else riding with a chronic arrythmia?
re:Used to be @40-42, now it goes 38-76-54-72 . . . .cyclopathic
Sep 25, 2003 10:01 AM
my mom just had a procedure to correct it. And she had a clog too, that's the main thing you need to worry about. Talk to your doc about it good luck
Sep 25, 2003 11:42 AM
Not chronic. Periodic. I've had bad months were my arrythmia lasts for several hours at a time. The skipped beats are my favorite. Its like being on a roller coaster ride. Fun, fun, fun. What's your doc say about it?
58 bpmjma24
Sep 25, 2003 9:37 AM
Resting heart rate: 40 bpm. Right now: 50 bpm. nmUncle Tim
Sep 25, 2003 10:11 AM
Resting HR: 41-43 BPM. Usally 51-60 walking around...DIRT BOY
Sep 25, 2003 10:27 AM
and having 4 cups of coffee at work and training cleints.

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Around high 50's - nmbenja15
Sep 25, 2003 10:53 AM
I don't get it. This is the 3rd or 4th time this has come up,bill
Sep 25, 2003 11:08 AM
and once again I'm flabbergasted.
I'm in decent shape, a competent Cat 4 racer, can hang with the 3's, 125-150 miles/week, sometimes more, 44 y/o, average (avg fit, if I do say so myself) weight and height (5'8", 160 lbs), low blood pressure, no heart disease. I don't obsess about it by any means, so I don't really know, but my resting, early morning HR is somewhere in the mid-50's. I have never seen it midday much below 60, if at all below 60 And all these people are registering in the low 40's? After gallons of coffee?
I don't want to call BS, but this is unbelievable to me. The last time this came up someone posted that the average resting HR for Tour riders was mid-50's. I know Lance's is mid-30's or whatever, but he's a freak of nature.
coffee doesnt do anythign to lots of peoplecollinsc
Sep 25, 2003 11:29 AM
thats how they end up drinking 8 cups.
I would not worry about it...DIRT BOY
Sep 25, 2003 11:29 AM
Maybe there are more freaks of nature here. You are a lot better probably than me, but you just have a slightly higher RHR.In the grand scheme of things it rally does matter much. I know guys with higher resting heart rates that are in a hell of a lot better shape. Age also has something to do with it and genetics.
Being a Fitness Trainer I do emphasize with clients this not the most absolute thing to worry about.

My Stats:
34 yrs old
LT: 178bpm
Max HR: 187
Very good fitness level

Here is one for you. I gave blood last week early in the morning after being at work for 4 hrs. The guys taking my pulse had to check it twice because he could not believe what he has getting, 57 BPM
I had 4 cups of coffee around 3 hrs before and 2 Coladas(LG) cups of Espresso with sugar. Go figure...

Don't believe everything you readKristin
Sep 25, 2003 11:39 AM
And thank you for posting that, BTW. I'm not in great shape, but I'm also not in horrible shape, and my resting HR is around 65...okay 68. I know that as I get more conditioned it will get somewhat better, but I suspect that its at least partly dependant on our genes.

Keep in mind that these threads are glorified, low HR, pissing contests. At least 20% of the responses are exagerated. (If you are reading this, posted and low number and beginning to feel offended, then I'm not talking to you...of course!) The more low numbers that are reported, keep people with the higher HR's from posted in fear of being mocked. You're a good man. Keep at it!
The EMT's had me at 45 bpm once, but that was after my herniabill
Sep 25, 2003 11:53 AM
operation when I had had a little too much Percocet and had passed out in my baked potato. Through the fog, I remember their looking at the number and then looking at me and asking me, hmm, are you a big-time runner or something? I landed back in the hospital for the night after that one.
are you talking to me?cyclopathic
Sep 25, 2003 3:25 PM
of cause ;)

agree low HR is something people brag about, however I am just bored at work (and I didn't ride in today). I don't case, my HRM needs new battery, meant to get one since Feb.
48 bpm ...HouseMoney
Sep 25, 2003 12:08 PM
Last week sitting in the doctor's office, it was 48. The next morning when I checked b4 I got out of bed, it was 48. Better than I thought, but now I want to get it lower.
60 - 64 right nowJFR
Sep 25, 2003 12:32 PM
I don't know what my true resting (at wake up) heart rate is... just now is the first time I've measured it!
I was surfing around just now and came across this:MShaw
Sep 25, 2003 12:42 PM

Read and enjoy

I read, I enjoyedJFR
Sep 25, 2003 2:38 PM
Thanks a ton for sharing the link. What a great site! I can't wait to read more of it. In addition to the page you linked to, I also read the "Big Mistake" page... very informative and entertaining!

Thanks again!
40-44bpm, resting. No idea what MHR is. nm.Sao
Sep 25, 2003 3:48 PM
right now 48 also. must be in rythm with same computers you're using. nmcurtybirdychopper
Sep 25, 2003 4:04 PM
re: poll: what is your HR?toomanybikes
Sep 25, 2003 5:15 PM
resting - normally between 45 and 50 BPM.

Max HR when riding - 210 to 215 BPM.
Saw one 38, some 39s this year,koala
Sep 25, 2003 5:50 PM
but typically its 40 to 42 and 44 to 46 mid day. Its all genetics in my case. My 70 year old father has a 55 resting. Even when I was almost 30 pounds heavier and hadnt done any physical activity in years to speak of, it was only 52. I am 47 years old.Have no idea what my max is.
re: poll: what is your HR?Juanmoretime
Sep 26, 2003 2:35 AM
Rising rate used to be 38, although that was over 10 years ago and I haven't checked it since. My usual resting rate is 45 now at 46 years of age.
re: poll: what is your HR?aliensporebomb
Sep 26, 2003 3:20 AM
Early last season it was 64-68 but I'd ridden a lot that year
and more this year and it's come down considerably:

47-52 in the morning at work...I should really check it out
since I have no clue as to "first thing in the morning".

The local Target store next to my work has a BP/HR machine
that I use periodically. Interesting results.

I usually find my HR goes up when someone rounds the corner
when I'm doing the test and I think it's going to be my boss
or something. Stupid.