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resting heart rate 44 BPM is this normal!?

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2007/08/27 01:28:33 (permalink)

resting heart rate 44 BPM is this normal!?

If I take my heart rate whilst lieing down for some time or upon waking up its only around 44 bpm which is totally out of normal range, then it can skyrocket up to 140 bpm after a heavy set at the gym.

shud i seek medical advise?!
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    just t
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    RE: resting heart rate 44 BPM is this normal!? 2007/08/27 01:31:27 (permalink)
    no

    edit: dont worry 44bpm is fine, cause its going to skyrocket after the gym or during intense exercise, the body needs oxygen so it pumps more blood to supply it.
    post edited by just t - 2007/08/27 01:32:16

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    RE: resting heart rate 44 BPM is this normal!? 2007/08/27 01:33:37 (permalink)
    Wouldn't have thought so, it could just imply you are very fit.

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    RE: resting heart rate 44 BPM is this normal!? 2007/08/27 01:35:33 (permalink)
    I had 40bpm at school... the p.e teachers thought I was lieing when counting then tested me and thought I was a freak lol

    It's somewhat higher now due to lack of cardio

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    RE: resting heart rate 44 BPM is this normal!? 2007/08/27 01:37:16 (permalink)
    by dieting (no cardio) mine will drop from around 65bpm to 45bpm just from the weight loss

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    RE: resting heart rate 44 BPM is this normal!? 2007/08/27 01:38:02 (permalink)
    Sounds fine to me.

    Mine used to be around the same, 41 - 44 when was rowing.

    As 1MR said possilby an indication of your fitness levels
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    RE: resting heart rate 44 BPM is this normal!? 2007/08/27 01:45:00 (permalink)
    well im not the fittest guy in the world, smoke about 6 roll ups a day dont do much cadio, infact Ive only just started training again after a lengthy lay off!

    i found this chart and 44 bpm is below super fit not sure if thats good or bad!


    AGE..........18 -25 26 -35 36 -45 46 - 55 56 -65 65+
    ATHLETE....49-55 49-54 50-56 50-57 51-56 50-55
    EXCEL'T.....56-61 55-61 57-62 58-63 57-61 56-61
    GOOD.......62-65 62-65 63-66 64-67 62-67 62-65
    ABOVE AV.66-69 66-70 67-70 68-71 68-71 66-69
    AVERAGE..70-73 71-74 71-75 72-76 72-75 70-73
    BELOW AV.74-81 75-81 76-82 77-83 76-81 74-79
    POOR........82+ 82+ 83+ 84+ 82+ 80+

    http://www.netfit.co.uk/ty13.htm
    post edited by dan20uk - 2007/08/27 01:46:13
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    RE: resting heart rate 44 BPM is this normal!? 2007/08/27 09:12:49 (permalink)
    mine ie around 48 at rest, dunno what it is from wakeup

    It just means your cardiovascular health is good

    You should worry if its high at rest
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    RE: resting heart rate 44 BPM is this normal!? 2007/08/27 09:49:10 (permalink)
    Mine is usually around the 45 mark.
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    RE: resting heart rate 44 BPM is this normal!? 2007/08/27 09:50:49 (permalink)
    A low RHR is not a bad thing however it does not mean one is fit or superfit.
    There is IIRC no 100% irrefutable clinical evidence that proves a link between an increase in fitness or VO2 and a decrease in RHR or HRR.

    IMO the fitter you are the lower your RHR will be but it will not be a big difference. For example one or two olympic gold medal winners in the marathon had RHR's of 90bpm - this would suggest they were unhealthy and unfit but the gold medal proves otherwise!

    The rate at which your heart beats is largely down to genetics.

    44bpm means you've good genetics Dan. 140 after a hard set in the gym is not a bad thing but shows that you are not as fit as your RHR would suggest i.e. you'd get knackered fairly fast doing intense cardio as your heart rate is on a straight line to it's max, really fit people have a 45 degree curve or even less.

    Main thing is do not panic just yet! If it drops down near to 30bpm I'd be a little concerned!
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    RE: resting heart rate 44 BPM is this normal!? 2007/08/27 09:54:18 (permalink)
    For example one or two olympic gold medal winners in the marathon had RHR's of 90bpm


    I never knew that, wouldn't have expected that at all tbh, can you remember their names mate?
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    RE: resting heart rate 44 BPM is this normal!? 2007/08/27 10:51:53 (permalink)
    No chance. It was said by the head of the AIS - Oz Inst of Sport who was in fact a marathon runner so not sure if he was referring to himself or two other competitors.
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    RE: resting heart rate 44 BPM is this normal!? 2007/08/27 10:55:16 (permalink)
    oh right, never mind, interesting anyway...I'll have a trawl about and see if I can find anything, my brother runs marathons and I know he won't believe this LOL
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    RE: resting heart rate 44 BPM is this normal!? 2007/08/27 11:32:10 (permalink)
    Low Heart BPM,s are quite rare, rates around the 40 BPM mark are very rare and in most cases can mean a possible problem such as Bradycardia. Low Rates can often go hand in hand with low blood pressure.

    If you heart rate has decresed over a long period of intensive enduarnce training then it would be expected that it would drop, to the low to mid 40,s probably not.

    The average heart rate of a cyclist in the tour de france is quoted at being around 50 BPM. I know many advanceed Athletes who are about the 50 to 55 BPM mark.

    Just T, Bro, If your heart rate drops 20 BPM from dieting alone (and im guessing your not talking about losing drastic amount of weight like 2 stones in one week etc) then I would go to your GP asap as it could be a serious or even life threatening situation.

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    RE: resting heart rate 44 BPM is this normal!? 2007/08/27 11:36:36 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Trident


    Just T, Bro, If your heart rate drops 20 BPM from dieting alone (and im guessing your not talking about losing drastic amount of weight like 2 stones in one week etc) then I would go to your GP asap as it could be a serious or even life threatening situation.





    lol i thought it was just from my weight loss, hmmm ill have to keep an eye on it, youv'e scared me now!

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    RE: resting heart rate 44 BPM is this normal!? 2007/08/27 20:14:41 (permalink)
    wasn't lance armstrongs in the 20s? i'm sure i read that

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    RE: resting heart rate 44 BPM is this normal!? 2007/08/27 20:20:04 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: tipex

    wasn't lance armstrongs in the 20s? i'm sure i read that


    No, It will though not be far off. Miguel Indurain had a resting of 28 but that was not the mot impresive statistic. It was his ability to get it back down to within 30 beats of resting 30 seonds after finishing a VO2 max/King cycle test last 30 minutes. That shows fitness rather than simply bradichardia which, as stated above, can attribute to a low RHR.
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    RE: resting heart rate 44 BPM is this normal!? 2007/08/27 20:25:49 (permalink)
    From my understanding, what you should be looking out for is not your resting heart rate... but the rate at which it returns to normal after strenuous cardivascular exercise.

    That is a measure of fitness, as said above a low resting heart rate can be a sign of poor health if there is not an underlying reason for it being low.

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