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what is the resting heart rate for an athlete?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Normal vs Abnormal: 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 on Sep 24, 2019
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Anywhere: Between 40s to 60s for well conditioned athletes.
Answered on Apr 6, 2013

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