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Increase Max Heart Rate
I have started exercising recently and my heart rate goes up to near max within a few minutes doing nothing strenuous, RHR 50s 60s. I'm concerned?
22 male. Moderate/highly active. Heart heart rate of approx 48. Is it healthy/unhealthy to hit max heart rate twice weekly? Highest I've been is 179.
Healthy: Go for it. Your heart rate is a reflection of the intensity of your work outs. High heart rate equates with high intensity. Just be careful, it also puts you at risk of "overdoing it" with the potential of hurting yourself or worse, burning out and not wanting to exercise. Good job though. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When doing cardio should I go for the machine that keeps my heart rate the highest to achieve max wt. Loss?
When i start jogging at low speed, my heartrate shoots to max heart rate of 173, until after 5mins it normalizes to 123. Is this normal?
No: Your resting heart rate should be around 80 bpm, 120 is very high, you also have a exaggerated heart rate response to exercise, this could be due to being deconditioned, or if you are using certain medications, drinking excessive amounts of caffeinated beverages. I recommend you see a doctor. ...Read more
Is it safe to exercise close to your max heart rate ?I'm 26 years old and when i jog my heart rate usually gets up to 175 BPM . Should i slow itdown
Yes: Yes, if you are an otherwise healthy 26 year-old, exercising to a heart rate of near 200 BPM would be normal. An exercise heart rate of 175 would be healthy. As you exercise more, the heart rate during exercise will decrease. A heart healthy diet and exercise program will help you to exercise at lower heart rates. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HR reaches 180 max and takes me 50 minutes to drop to just below 100 BPM when I finish an Insanity workout. Do I have abnormal heart rate recovery?
?: The usual standard for HR recovery is a 10% drop in 60 seconds. ...Read more