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Wed, April 21st, 2004, 11:57 AM
NOTE: HOW TO COUNT YOUR HEARTBEAT PER MINUTEUsing the second and third finger to press against the pulse at the wrist and count the number of beats in 10second then times 6 to get your heartbeat in a min OR count all the way to 60second, if you got the time. Some people prefer to use the pulse located at the neck cos it beats harder, thus easier to count

What is you heart beat in normal resting state?

A normal heartbeat of a adult is 60-100 per minute, with children slightly higher.

If your heartbeat is in the range of 40-50 or even lower, may be you are a long distance runner, or may be its a heart condition that you should consult the doctor about it. However if you think its because your heart is healthier than most people and its not a medical condition, please tell us how much you run per week!

If you heartbeat is in the range of 91-100 or even higher, may be it's time for you to start doing some cardio to strength your heart! Because with the heartbeat rate so high, its just a matter of time before your heart gives out and you will suffer from heart related conditon.

Wed, April 21st, 2004, 12:09 PM
What is you heart beat in normal resting state? I just counted out 44 beats in one minute, but I'm a little excited.

I love my heart, it always scares the nurses when I have to go to the hospital :D

Wed, April 21st, 2004, 12:15 PM
Mine is 55/minute, i think quite low for a overweight person ;) . I am always better than all the overweight people in school during the TAF Club(Trim And Fitness Club, for overweight students) training.

Wed, April 21st, 2004, 04:20 PM
54 min, can that be right?.

Wed, April 21st, 2004, 10:38 PM
Bah. 81 right now. BP just 108/72 though. Usually heart rate is around 65 and bp 99/60-something.

Wed, April 21st, 2004, 10:46 PM
I'm at 55 BPM, it was probably about 10 beats lower 20 minutes ago while I was meditating. ;)

Wed, April 21st, 2004, 11:04 PM
Now, I am not saying a high pulse is good. But I have had a pulse in the 90s since I was a kid. I have had annual physicals for the last 40 years (I am 62). All doctors when I ask, say " Some people like you have a fast pulse, don't worry, forget about it".

I have had stress tests, etc. Not one doctor has suggested anything was wrong. So, it depends, like most things in life.


Wed, April 21st, 2004, 11:33 PM
I got 54.

Thu, April 22nd, 2004, 01:14 AM
seems like there is quite a lot of people whi have heartbeat of less than 60 per minute.... hmm.. so the normal heartbeat of 60-100 is not true?

The Mike
Thu, April 22nd, 2004, 06:49 AM
The figures I've seen more often are between 60 and 80 for "healthy" people, meaning not necessarily that they put in any srenuous exercise, but get some form of activity; I've heard women's hearts are supposedly a few beats faster, again on average.

I couldn't count it just now, but almost every time I do it I'm in the range of 48-51, usually bang on 50; when i've been completely relaxed though I've known it to be able 44bpm. That's not to be mistaken for when I'm relaxed in be, when I put on a heartrate monitor and the average for the first hour or so of sleep was 41bpm.

Edit: forgot to mention, I run on a treadmill for an hour 3 times a week at about 9-10KPH, so not very fast, but effective, since my old resting HR was about 58-60bpm about a year ago.

Thu, April 22nd, 2004, 10:02 AM
66 for right now. I've never taken a resting heart rate before, now I'll keep checking back.

Now I'm off to search for what an appropriate target heart rate is while exercising. I was hitting 170 on the treadmill today.

Thu, April 22nd, 2004, 10:05 AM
Based on an age of 30 and using the formula 226 - Age
Maximum Heart Rate (Calculated) = 196
% of Maximum Heart Rate Reserve*
Percent 60 sec. 10 sec. 60 sec. 10 sec.
------- ------- ------- ------- -------
100 196.0 32.7 196.0 32.7
95 186.2 31.0 189.5 31.6
90 176.4 29.4 183.0 30.5
85 166.6 27.8 176.5 29.4
80 156.8 26.1 170.0 28.3
75 147.0 24.5 163.5 27.2
70 137.2 22.9 157.0 26.2
65 127.4 21.2 150.5 25.1
60 117.6 19.6 144.0 24.0
55 107.8 18.0 137.5 22.9

* Percent of maximum, corrected for resting heart rate of 66

So I'm working out at 85% when I jog on the treadmill.

Fri, April 23rd, 2004, 01:19 PM
my resting heart rate has been about 80 lately but last year I had an EKG done during the test my heart rate was 64. I suppose that is nornal I was never told it wasn't.

Sat, April 24th, 2004, 03:29 AM
48 at the moment. I've been doing cardio six days a week for the last three months, which has definitely brought my resting HR down.

- ThreeTee

Mon, April 26th, 2004, 12:30 PM
To get a truly accurate reading...test your HR the first thing in the morning before you get out of bed.....Because after your feet hit the floor...your HR will jump slightly and for the rest of the day. Also, your resting HR will jump slighty prior to getting sick.....

Mon, April 26th, 2004, 04:19 PM
seems like there is quite a lot of people whi have heartbeat of less than 60 per minute.... hmm.. so the normal heartbeat of 60-100 is not true?

60 -100 is the norm. i wouldnt want to be anywhere near 100 though. you have to look at who you asked the question of. most people who responded are on the young side. most of them under 30(some in there teens) so there rates are naturally lower. regular cardio will also lower it and most of the people who frequent this site do exercise regularly or at least try to so results here should be better than average. the best time to check your resting heart rate is first thing in the morning before you even get out bed. if it is high then it may be a sign of overtraining.

Mon, April 26th, 2004, 06:07 PM
70bpm (35% if my maff is good) while sitting at my computer after being awake for atleast 15 hours. :p

Tue, April 27th, 2004, 07:43 AM
72 bpm here having been sat at my desk around 10 mins.

Wed, April 28th, 2004, 02:28 AM
48-60 right now

Two Step
Wed, April 28th, 2004, 09:22 AM
I'm usually in the mid 30s- low 40s in the am

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Sat, May 1st, 2004, 06:58 PM
Anyone notice more skipped beats with lower heart rates?


Sat, May 1st, 2004, 07:58 PM
I had mine down to 35 BPM this morning before I got out of bed :D

I measured with a Polar HRM and had to lie absolutely immovable for a minute to get it down from 38-39. I do cardio three times a week: stationary bike, rowing machine and running. The last 1-2 weeks I have noticeably improved performances in all of them! When running I have usually been in the 170BPM area for 40-50min and managed to push it close to 190 when sprinting uphill. Today and last Saturday I was in the 160BPM area for most of the time and even ran faster. My recuperation after high intensity is also faster :jumping:

Last summer I was doing cardio/running once a week (but no dieting and 15 kg heavier) and had the HR down to 41-42BPM when measuring in the morning before getting out of bed. I'm sure I have never been as fit as I am now!!!

I will give a more complete report (maybe even with before and after pics :o ) when I have reached my goal (80 kg). Deadline is June 1 ...

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