206 max heart rate ? in General Fitness/Other Sports Posted March 10, 2008 Your HR shouldn't be that low. Even the best Tour De France racers...triathletes...and marathoners are in the Mid 30's at best(most are in the low to mid 40s)...one guy last year had a 32bpm resting HR but he rides his bike 800+miles per week. People that have issues with anorexia may also have HR that low but you don't seem to suffer from that so it may be worth having a look at. I forgot to say ! I don't eat a lot these days, mostly protein shakes, to lose some weight before the summer, that's why it's so low, like an anorexic HR. My metabolism adapts quickly. When I eat more, and more frequently, heart is totally normal (more than 120 for walking), but I still have a low heart rate during inactivity, and can go pretty high during intense activity... so it's between 40 and 200. The 28 was side effects due to a mix of drugs (caffeine, guarana, taurine, ginseng, high level of vitamins, creatine, all the things in energy drinks) that stimulated my nervous system, my body was weak but I was feeling hyperactive and anxious. Plus I was on diet at that time to I think. So it wasn't a normal heart rate that's for sure. edit: don't forget, some bouddhist monks can slow down their heart and stop it completly before starting it again. When I measure my rest HR I try to be as calm as possible, not meditating though.