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What is the resting heart rate for an athlete?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone answered

Specializes in Pulmonology

In normal adults a resting heart rate of 60-80 is common. Deconditioning can lead to faster rates while conditioned athletes can have heart rates in the 40-60 range. Olympic sports athletes may have heart rates in the 30's.

Answered Sep 24, 2019



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Dr. Rick Koch answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Between 40s to 60s for well conditioned athletes.

Answered Apr 6, 2013



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