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A 40-year-old member asked:

i exceeded my maximum heart rate for my age, is this bad?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No: Maximum heart rate for age is a PREDICTED heart rate and is only a guideline. When I supervise treadmill stress tests, I see people exceed their predicted max everyday. As long as you feel ok (tired and winded, of course!), it's okay.

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A 25-year-old male asked:

At the gym. How come my very light and show warmup rate raises my heart rate so high. Was already fatigued coming into the gym.

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Tachycardia: Most resting heart rate normals are 80 to 100 bpm. Some people's resting heart rate is higher. Abnormal reasons for higher resting heart rate include anemia, hyperthyroidism, fever, ongoing inflammation or infection, dehydration and there is also a pathologic sinus tachycardia condition. You'd need to see a dr. And be evaluated if you're worried about your resting heart rate.
A 53-year-old male asked:

Woke up and heart rate was 139/115?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Hypertension : That is a blood pressure not a heart rate. It is too high, see your doctor.
A 68-year-old male asked:

I am 67 yrs old and cycle about 100 mi. Per week. What should my heart rate be when riding?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Simple formula: 220 minus age x .85 in your case 130 bpm.
Dayton, OH
A 35-year-old male asked:

Is this normal? My heart rate is normally 75-87 but today it's in the low 70s and sometimes in the 65-70 range, is this normal?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Perfectly normal : This is a normal heart rate; in fact, its better than 87.
San Antonio, TX
A 18-year-old male asked:

Why does my heart rate get so high when i get out of bed or when i stand up after sitting for awhile. I would estimate it at 130/140 bpm?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Heart rate: The heart rate typically goes up on such a position change to compensate for the blood pooled in the lower extremities. You may have less tone to push venous return back up when you get up or an exaggerated heart rate response. You could be relatively dehydated or have low vascular resistance. Your doctor can check for these.

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