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What is the purpose of checking your pulse rate after an exercise?

What is the purpose of checking your pulse rate after an exercise?

Correct zone: You need to exercise with enough vigor to raise your heart rate high enough for effective workout for heart and muscles - aerobic level. However, too high of a heart rate -"red zone" - can cause health problems especially if you have underlying problems. Most gyms have a poster of the ideal heart rate range based on your age. ...Read more

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Why is my pulse rate is low after exercise?

Why is my pulse rate is low after exercise?

Can be seen: As at the end of exercise, the sympathetic nervous system that accounts for increased HR cuts back with the parasympathetic system "kicks in" to cause a rapid decrease in HR. This has been studied and is even more pronounced in trained athletes. ...Read more

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Why is my pulse rate is low after exercise?

Why is my pulse rate is low after exercise?

It has been: Observed, immediately after exercise that your body's sympathetic nervous systems("fight or flight system") rapidly shuts down and your parasympathetic systems("rest and digest system") kicks in. When this happens, your heart rate can slow down significantly. This appears to be more pronounced in athlete's. ...Read more

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Please explain what does it means if my pulse rate is low after exercise?

Please explain what does it means if my pulse rate is low after exercise?

After rest?: I assume you mean after you've cooled down from exercise (that is, it was fast during exercise and then slowed down). That's a healthy response called "recovery time". If you're slow during exercise, you have a problem, see your doctor. If you're slow after exercise, you're a seasoned athlete. ...Read more

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What is a good pulse rate at rest after exercise?

What is a good pulse rate at rest after exercise?

Not specific: Probably a better indicator of fitness is how long it takes for your heart rate to return to baseline after exercise in general the lower you heart rate is the more fit you are - at least from an aerobic perspective some of the best athletes have resting pulse rates in the 40s and 50s. ...Read more

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Please explain why does pulse rate not continue to increase with increasing exercise?

Please explain why does pulse rate not continue to increase with increasing exercise?

Pulse rate: As bodily demand for cardiac output increases, the heart rate increases apace. As the rate increases the diastolic filling time shortens and eventually cardiac output falls despite the rate, the short diastole also is detrimental to heart function. The combination and others limits the rate increase. ...Read more

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Is exercising at a pulse rate of 180 dangerous for a fit 47 year old male? I exercise daily

Is exercising at a pulse rate of 180 dangerous for a fit 47 year old male? I exercise daily

Its close: Your maximum target heart rate is 220 minus your age; this would put you at 173. If you are a begginer to exercise you should gradually work up to this level and this of course assumes you do not have cardiac problems. If you do consult your physician to determine a safe level to start your exercise program. ...Read more

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