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  • Resting Heart Rate (RHR) - Fitness Monitoring Thread

    Hi All,

    I see some threads right now on fitness and thought it would be a good addition for anyone's fitness plan to include measuring the Resting Heart Rate (RHR).

    Basically, the fitter you are, the more effecient your heart/cardiovascular system is and the lower your RHR gets.

    As a guide, an average RHR is between 70-80 beats per min.

    The lowest I had was when I was in the military and it was 58. Now it runs around high 70s as I'm not doing much for my fitness.

    As everyone has different direction with their training, some focusing on fighting aspects, some are runners some do footy etc etc, the RHR should be a good project and indicator of where your fitness is regardless of what you train for.

    I included a target heart rate option which is realistic for myself as I have monitored it before but do not feel pressured to have one if you have no clue what to aim for.

    **Addition : To monitor your resting heart rate, do it first thing in the morning when you're still lying in bed.**

    Professional atheletes seem to make under 40. Muhamed Ali was 32 I think. Lance armstrong - 34.

    Feel free to create a post in this thread with the following template and edit it weekly to monitor your progress.

    Only 20 weeks monitoring here which should reach the new year where you can make new resolutions with your fitness plan 2010!

    Good luck!
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    User Name:
    Age:
    Weight:
    Starting RHR: Target RHR:

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    Last edited by uomouse; 25-08-2009, 12:41 PM.

  • #2
    User Name: uomouse
    Age: 28
    Weight: 73 KG
    Starting RHR: 79 Target RHR: 60

    Week 1: 74 Week 2: 75
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    Last edited by uomouse; 11-09-2009, 09:10 AM.

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    • #3
      too many variables for this mate- have a cup of coffee lately? well, your fucked. Been moving around a lot before taking the pulse? again, a higher reading.

      Its a good idea, but even if you were to try and control it- ie, measure upon waking every morning- it might still not be accurate. Have a bad dream/nightmare and your pulse will prob be a bit higher.
      Its not the best reading for fitness either- Body fat, scales, girth measurements are good indicators depending on goals, but some people RHR is just naturally low- doesnt mean they are fit though.

      I like the cut of your jib though


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      • #4
        User Name: Bert Age: 42
        Weight: 87 KG
        Starting RHR: 63 Target RHR: ?

        I am not fit & I am a smoker, I have never been much of a runner or shown great endurance or stamina.
        My Mrs is a nurse and cannot explain why I have what is supposed to be a "good" RHR when I am a fat lazy bastard that smokes

        Bert
        It's better to be thought stupid than open your mouth and remove all doubt

        Pure speed in sixth gear on a 5,000 foot straightaway is one thing, but pure speed in third gear on a gravel-strewn, downhill, ess turn is quite another.
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        • #5
          and I bet that really pisses her off, eh Bert?
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          • #6
            mmm is this morning resting heart rate?? or sitting heart rate??

            I'm a hefty 90.5kgs and nearly 52

            my MRHR is 48 normal (sitting) is 62

            My heart rate is 150 swimming, 155 riding and 168 running

            I swim 4 mornings a week and am just waiting on the all clear and fitness to return so I can start riding, running again, my blood pressure is up a bit with the chemo, otherwise I'm generally fairly fit

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            • #7
              User Name: Shadow78
              Age: 31
              Weight: 110kg
              Starting RHR: 72
              Target RHR: 55 (I used to be fit bastard )

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              • #8
                Age: 22
                Weight: 85kg

                Starting RHR: 56 bpm (sitting at my desk in office)
                Target RHR: ummm 45-50 I guess? I'm sure its a LOT lower than 56 in the morning, pre-coffee

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                • #9
                  Week 1 guys. Bit lower for me this week. Looks I'm on track to my target!

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                  • #10
                    Whoa mine RHR 76....

                    Have started running!!

                    Try curve me belly!!!


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                    • #11
                      User Name: redtaipan63 (Clay)
                      Age: 36
                      Weight: 87kgs
                      Height: 169cm
                      BMI: 30(?)
                      Skinfolds: 27% Target:19%
                      Starting RHR: 54 Target RHR: NA

                      I did a full fitness test this morning and my RHR was 54 and BP was 110/60.
                      Overall I came in as an "excellent"
                      Isn't fitness more about recovery time than RHR?
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                      • #12
                        Both recovery time and RHR can be used as an indication of your fitness level. However, I used RHR in this log for a couple of reasons.

                        1.) RHR is done first thing in the morning so you can discount food/drinks/stimulants on your heart rate.

                        2.) Can be done in 1 min in bed rather than 5 mins excluding the workout time to elevate your heart rate.

                        Now is it me or only 2 people in here are doing it right??

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                        • #13
                          User Name: Orson
                          Age: 28
                          Weight: 148Kg
                          Starting RHR: 68 Target RHR: 60

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                          • #14
                            Week 2. Same levels... need to work harder on my cardio!

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                            • #15
                              38 when i'd just finished a football season 2 years ago

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