Heart rate



  • Almost fell of my bike the other day as I was getting ready for a 40 minute spin after work. Strapped on my heart rate monitor, (first time I have bothered for months), and my heart rate was at 42.

    That is probably the lowest it has been for years, and I am doing sweet FA aerobic exercise - 4 x 40 minute cycles a week, and maybe sometimes if Mrs bartman can force me, a couple of hour long walks!

    so get out the stop watches gentlemen - what are your rates...?

    at the desk right now at work I am running at 44 BPM.



  • [quote name='BartMan']Almost fell of my bike the other day as I was getting ready for a 40 minute spin after work. Strapped on my heart rate monitor, (first time I have bothered for months), and my heart rate was at 42.

    That is probably the lowest it has been for years, and I am doing sweet FA aerobic exercise - 4 x 40 minute cycles a week, and maybe sometimes if Mrs bartman can force me, a couple of hour long walks!

    so get out the stop watches gentlemen - what are your rates...?

    at the desk right now at work I am running at 44 BPM.[/quote]

    Great effort Bart. My pulse rate is 61. Was pretty much going neck and neck with the stopwatch on my phone.



  • Great number imo - 69.

    Just had a coffee though, and a smoke.



  • [quote name='Scorz']Great number imo - 69.

    Just had a coffee though, and a smoke.[/quote]

    Ah yeah caffeine will increase your rating a bit Scorz. I haven't had any coffee today, if I did I'd be up in the late 60's as well probably !



  • I live on coffee at the moment! Must try heartrate when getting up in the AM..

    I recall reading somewhere that John Walkers resting heart rate when he was winning golds etc was 28!!



  • Apparently George W Bush's heart rate is in the early 40's as well, proof that not enough blood pumped into his brain. Bloody good for any age but particularly amazing for someone his age.



  • Caffeine does MN5, but smoking really beats the shit out of it.

    As an aside - soy or dairy milk? I'm the former. Fess up, fockers...



  • err yeah... I've been donig loads of cycling recently (50ks in one stint the other day), not measured my resting heart rate in ages. It just came in at 48. Pretty happy with that!!

    (Doesn't explain though why I am still completely fooked after walking up a flight of stairs)



  • Bart and MajorRage you're both in the "athlete" category. Top stuff ! xzxgood

    I just sneak into excellent somehow.....

    [url="http://www.netfit.co.uk/fitness/test/resting-heart-rate.htm"]http://www.netfit.co.uk/fitness/test/re ... t-rate.htm[/url]



  • Trust me mate, I am many things, but I'm not an athlete!!!!



  • Hmm, 68. According to that chart Above Average.



  • 48 sitting at my desk. Have been doing heaps of cadio last few months.

    I think Lance Armstongs used (might still be) to be around the 32-34 mark.



  • mine varies between 45-60, higher the day after hard exercise. I do 1-2 hours of hill intervals twice a week, and a swim......wish I exercised more. BP about 95/50

    Bart-do you think your extremely low fat % causes this low HB? I know you're already fit due to the rowing. Well done xzxgood



  • wish I had taken my HR a few times through the rowing.

    Must be low body fat perhaps, as it is certainly not the cardoio fitness.

    also not eating any shit must help. Ahh, shit food that is!



  • 50bpm - have just knocked off a 500ml can of V too!! have been running regularly for the last several months so quite happy to see my resting heart rate is lowish. Have def noticed that recovery post run is waaay quicker in the last month or two, always a good sign of increasing fitness



  • [quote name='Paekakboyz']50bpm - have just knocked off a 500ml can of V too!! have been running regularly for the last several months so quite happy to see my resting heart rate is lowish. Have def noticed that recovery post run is waaay quicker in the last month or two, always a good sign of increasing fitness[/quote]

    I took mine after a fathers day feed over the weekend while lying on the sand at Eastbourne and the bugger had snuck up to 78 !!!! sheesh thats got to be a concern. Hard work digesting my bread rolls and pastrami ( and a couple of beers eusa_whistle ) perhaps ?



  • MN5 maybe you're part lizard and the heart rate was up to distribute that sunshine faster!! then again if you're a father then kids are likely to add a few extras to your bpm... in fact you probably don't even have a 'resting' rate anymore!



  • [quote name='Paekakboyz']MN5 maybe you're part lizard and the heart rate was up to distribute that sunshine faster!! then again if you're a father then kids are likely to add a few extras to your bpm... in fact you probably don't even have a 'resting' rate anymore![/quote]

    Perhaps I was on edge that he was gonna pinch my food, that may have been it ! lucky for me he was more interested in eating the stones and bits of wood near us....



  • 58bpm, puts me into the excellent heart rate category



  • [quote name='MN5'][quote name='Paekakboyz']MN5 maybe you're part lizard and the heart rate was up to distribute that sunshine faster!! then again if you're a father then kids are likely to add a few extras to your bpm... in fact you probably don't even have a 'resting' rate anymore![/quote]

    Perhaps I was on edge that he was gonna pinch my food, that may have been it ! lucky for me he was more interested in eating the stones and bits of wood near us....[/quote]

    Back to a much more normal 63bpm just now so that is a relief. Weird how different factors affect it so much.



  • 50bpm again today... got a couple of deadlines coming up so I think heart rate and blood pressure are due to climb shortly tho!



  • Now - 60
    Resting - about 44-48 usually. I do a fair bit of cardio, but less in the last few weeks. Resting used to be 42 - like to get back to that, same as my age now.
    Got more body fat than Bart though!



  • I want to take mine in the morning when I wake up, that should be as low as it goes I would expect. but I always forget - alarm goes off, I automatically up and down to kitchen, jug on, start preparing coffee before gym! Sleepwalking all the way!



  • I took mine and was about 63, I clearly have a long way to go to match you barely humamoid creatures.



  • [quote name='BartMan']I want to take mine in the morning when I wake up, that should be as low as it goes I would expect. but I always forget - alarm goes off, I automatically up and down to kitchen, jug on, start preparing coffee before gym! Sleepwalking all the way![/quote]

    Always good to measure it on a day when you don't have to get up to an alarm. I reckon mine raises 10-20 beats when the buzzer goes off.



  • hah, at the moment I teach my alarm a lesson - I wake up before it and give it a fright...

    Bloody sucks though, body clock now thoroughly farked, I wake at 5:15, rain hail or shine.



  • 5.15?? Yikes. I have to wake at 5.15 - 5.30 once a fortnight - it takes about 2 weeks to get psyched up for it!! But yeah, I tend to precede the alarm clock more often than not. Must be gettin' old.



  • is defo an age thing - I have no trouble being up and about that early now, feels weird to be in the sack still after 7am!!

    Was up this morning on my off day for a 40 minute cycle just after 6 - an hourse sleep in. Although I was awake just after five as per usual!

    Got to watch an incredibly boring game of rugby live - Carfiff Blues v Munster. Shit game, shit coverage. Not once in the game do they show the scores in a graphic on the screen.



  • I haven't been onto Fatbusters for ages and read this thread with some trepidation as my resting heart rate has always been in the 90's. Just took it sitting at desk after about 5 coffees this a.m. and it was 60 which apparently for an old fuck is Excellent. All the cardio this year is doing some good Choice


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