On Thu, 10 Jul 2003 11:24:02 +0000 (UTC), "Jack"
I'm a skinny (8.5 stone = 119 pounds) 53 yr old male (just to set he scene)
My resting pulse is about 70bpm
I did some cycling exercise for 45 minuets today, averaging 143 beats per
An hour later after I had stopped the exercise, my heart rate was still 85
Would you say this is normal?
This is the first time I've checked my heart rate an hour after the event -
I think I'll always try to do this in the future in order to get a true
picture of the health of my heart.
resting heart rate is taken/measured lying flat on your back in bed
Recovery heart rate is when your heart rate reaches a "peak" after an
exercise routine and the" time" it takes to get down to a rest rate
By measuring you heart rate just before you finnish your routine at a
high HR (not max) then measure it exactly 15 minutes later and record
(you adjust the time for you and advice varies)
The quicker your heart drops to normal the fitter you are becoming
Key word in google search is "Recovery Heart Rate"
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