How low do you go?....

Resting heart rate

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08/09/2012 at 18:18
I've decided to start using a heart rate monitor to help me get my intensities right, and measured my resting heart rate today as 48 (lowest value was 46, 48 was average over 5 mins)

I'm fairly pleased with this, but was wondering how low others resting heart rate is....?

YP, age 41
Edited: 08/09/2012 at 18:28
08/09/2012 at 18:33

Hi YP!

My rhr is normally around 52. Occasional dips to high 40s but brief no averages.

PE, age 45 (and counting!).

08/09/2012 at 18:36
Mine's also usually 52. Lowest I've seen it is 49.

Age 45
08/09/2012 at 18:46

I can tell you my average over a week is 63 and lowest during that time was 57. Unfortunately this is because I had to do a weeks worth of home Blood pressure readings as my blood pressure was high when GP took it!

What amazes is me is that only really been running for a year and assuming I had around the average pulse of 72 previously that is a more than 10% reduction. Just shows you the wonder of running!


08/09/2012 at 18:47

Thought I'd strap on the HRM cos it's been a while since I've really checked.  When I head out the door for a run it's usually around low-mid 50s. Sitting down now, 40 - 42. I've seen as low as 36 but I have just been doing some strenuous washing up. 

...ooh, 39.

08/09/2012 at 18:57
Strenuous washing up???

Wot no dishwasher?.......

Having a heart rate lower than your age is just showing off
08/09/2012 at 19:07

My kitchen's waht you might call bijou - no room for a dishwasher and that's just being lazy anyway. 

I did sneak a 38 just now but it'll be going up shortly as my body works its magic digesting red meat, red wine and chocolate cheesecake.

08/09/2012 at 19:28

Rhr is very low 40s, fluctuates a little. Age 52.

I went under the knife a few years ago. I was lying on the slab, the surgeon was firing up his Black & Decker, the anaesthetist was sticking various things in me and my hr was 47. They had to double-check it was correct.

And there were several pleasant young ladies dressed up in nurse's uniforms too.

08/09/2012 at 19:40

Lowest recorded is 39bpm but usually around 41/42 - im 39 years old. I've read that this figure should be used against your MHR to work out training paces but I've never bothered.

08/09/2012 at 20:05
Rhr 42 aged 45, average over a week. Some of the top cyclists have crazily low rhr.
08/09/2012 at 20:17

mhr usually 33-36 age 31.

08/09/2012 at 21:02
Some very impressive figures there
08/09/2012 at 21:12

44 age 18

08/09/2012 at 21:16

Genetically mine should be very low as both my grandfathers have had an average of zero for a few years now!!

rhr 51 age 49

08/09/2012 at 21:31

Usually around 45, have seen it drop to 38 few time. Not checked in ages though, I wonder if its still the same.


Age 32

Edited: 08/09/2012 at 21:31
08/09/2012 at 21:31
happy - that is seriously messed up logic!

Still - seems to be working for you
08/09/2012 at 21:58
A lot of matcho and missco stuff here.

My waking heart rate is 44. Unfortunately my max HR is only 156....doesn't give me much to play with! Probably explains why I'm so slow.
08/09/2012 at 22:33
The lowest I have seen, at the tail end of marathon training, is low 50's . I'm 51.
08/09/2012 at 23:12
I just checked. 47. Been drinking red wine though.

Am 34.
08/09/2012 at 23:34
47bpm. I am 46
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