Heart rate monitors

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1. JordanClarksonOT Supporter

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My resting HR is 60-70bpm, but when I get into the gym and go to the bikes or treadmill for a warmup and check the reading, it starts out around 120 and gets up as high as 160-180 during my warmup. It's not tiring. Is that normal? Maybe I'm just anxious about whether or not people behind me are staring at me? WTF is going on?

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I don't trust the HR monitor on most machines

either learn to check it yourself or by a watch monitor

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not really. sometimes i can be walking on the treadmill and it'll give me the same reading

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The fast and dirty way to figure out your max HR is to subtract your age from 200.

It sounds like you're busting your ass.

Think about slowing it down a bit. Just because you're working hard doesn't mean you're working efficiently.

I don't want to worry you but it also could be from irregular heartbeat or a murmer.

If nothing in your history indicates that, I wouldn't worry but it's worth noting.

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^ wrong ^

easy way

220 - your age = maximum heart rate, sum x.60 and .80 for cardio range

example: 220 - 24 = 196 bpm MHR 196 x .6 = 60%MHR 196 x .8 = 80%MHR

hard way (Karvonen formula, individualized)

220 - age - resting heart rate (RHR) = sum

sum x .6 + RHR = 60% MHR and sum x .8 + RHR = 80% MHR

example (using my numbers): 220 - 24 - 60 = 136

(136 x .6) + 60 = 141BPM (60%MHR)
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(136 x .8) + 60 = 168BPM (80%MHR)

math FTL

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or fat fingers FTL.

4cd-Air is right.

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Shut up, it's glandular.

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sausage! would you like some?

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