Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:The PhytoAthlete wrote:Hey MF,
Great journal, I just found it and read through it today.
The first thing I noticed is your low resting heart rate. When you do your cardio, do you wear a heart rate monitor and if so, do you ever check your heart rate recovery times, say for example how much your heart rate drops at 1 minute of rest during a cardio workout?
Your resting heart rate is so good and with your past experience in marathons etc, I was just interested in hearing your recovery rate times if you keep track of it.
Thanks for the interesting journal.
Thanks for dropping by and your comment, much appreciated !!
I've never really monitored my heart rate in the gym, but although the last year or so I have been powerlifting my actual background is in endurance sports. Mainly running ~ I'm a keen marathoner and ultrarunner. I've done plenty of running using a HR monitor and I normally sit in the 120-150bpm range for a typical 5min/km pace. I'd like to think my pulse rate correlates to just having generally good aerobic conditioning ?! I know when I was doing a lot of running (my max weeks topped out at around 150km), it was in the low 40's most mornings, that's why I think the aerobic side of things probably has something to do with it.
Yeah, low 40's is very very good and representative of the great cardio shape you was in when you was running. Of course, where you are at now in the high 40's is still very good.
I would be very interested to hear what your recovery heart rate time is in say 30 seconds and 1 minute of rest after getting your heart rate up to around the 150-160 range. If you ever get a chance to check this I would love to hear what it is.
My recovery heart rate can drop from 150 to 100 in one minute and my resting heart rate is no where near as good as yours, upper 50's for me on a good day. So your recovery heart rate would probably be well below 100 in one minute.
How old are you?