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Lowest resting heart rate (age corrected)

Lowest resting heart rate (age corrected)

Who's got the lowest resting heart rate for their age? The normal estimate of max heart rate is (220-Your Age), so to win this challenge you need to enter your resting heart rate in beats per minute (taken with a heart rate monitor or by careful counting), and your age. The lower the ratio between your resting heart rate and your theoretical maximum, the fitter you are! You should take your resting heart rate when you're genuinely rested and relaxed - first thing when you wake up is best, without...   more details

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  • profile pic have lost nearly 3 stone in weight, do a fair bit of cardio work & resistance at gym. Cannot believe how low my resting heart rte si by slynnky63 on 10/30/2012 11:59:00 PM

  • profile pic Comment on slynnky63's entry:

    lost nearly 3 stone in weight & do a fair bit of cardio work & resistance. Cannot believe how low my resting heart rate is by slynnky63 on 10/30/2012 11:56:29 PM

  • profile pic Comment on AndyWeaver's entry:

    That's still damn good Andy...love your profile shot mate, where to is it???...scenery to die for... by GedMustoNumber1 on 5/25/2012 4:57:13 PM

  • profile pic I took part in the Resting Heart Rate Challenge first thing this morning, smashed the top spot, my HR was 36BPM, which is about the norm for me, always has been for a long period of time. I know there are going to be many doubters, but honestly I have always been between the 34-42 range, top professional cyclists are known to have heart rates in their 20's to very low 30's...Mine is from a background of cross country skiing, and martial arts training, have had advice from a japanese grandmaster on how to control the breathing and also how to bring the HR right down even when competing, what he taught me is a secret that I have kept for near on 22 years now,and this is why my sit-up and press-up records are over the one hour, I can regulate and bring my HR down to a crazy level when performing them. by GedMustoNumber1 on 4/10/2012 8:11:00 AM

  • profile pic Comment on StuartThorp's entry:

    Reptile Man ! by MauriceO'Kane on 1/7/2012 9:10:43 PM

  • profile pic I should post a video of me resting, lol. by AndyWeaver on 5/3/2011 9:43:00 PM

  • profile pic Chris - ya are one calm mother! by JohnnyHeysham on 2/3/2011 10:47:00 AM

  • profile pic OK, I've tried to take Sbaguru's excellent suggestion on board. The challenge formula has been updated so it takes 2bpm off for every decade of your age (although it does it gradually - i.e. someone who's 20 gets nothing off, someone who's 30 gets 2bpm off, someone who's 35 gets 3 off and so on) by Dinosaur on 2/2/2011 6:12:00 PM

  • profile pic Hi Vanessa, that's now fixed - sorry about that, bit of a bug! by Dinosaur on 2/2/2011 6:05:00 PM

  • profile pic Hi Vanessa - is it appearing as males only? It was set up as for anyone to join, and that's what it's showing in the description. We'll look into it by Dinosaur on 2/2/2011 2:22:00 PM

  • profile pic Hi team Konkura. Didn't mean to imply it should be maximum heart rate, was pointing out that by age agusting it you actually penalize the older folks. I think just resting heart rate regarless of age is better. Best might be to deduct 2 bpm for eery decade over 30. 30-39 = (RHR-2), 40-49 = (RHR-4) 50-59 (RHR-6). This is because your resting heart rate will generally creep up as you age much as your maximum heart rate will decrease. I will argue best overall measure of endourance would be the highest number in this formula (Anarobic Threshold - Resting Heart Rate) Problem is this can really only be done via a very expensive test. I use to have an anarobic Threshold of 188 which I could run for 5K. Dont know what it is anymore. by AndyWeaver on 2/1/2011 2:01:00 AM

  • profile pic Why is this for males only? by VanessaPeckham on 1/31/2011 6:44:00 PM

  • profile pic Hey Sbaguru, sounds like you know your stuff. However, doing it on max HR is also a bad idea as it benefits someone who doesn't really push themselves and therefore has a low max HR! I was going to make it use just the HR itself, but doing that seems a little unfair too - what do you think? I'm also going to set up a recovery time challenge that will act as a fairer assessment of fitness, but it's not as easy for people to measure by TeamKonkura on 1/30/2011 6:57:00 PM

  • profile pic Your challenge is flawed. Age adjusting is not really fair. Why is a 70 year old with a 50 bpm resting heart rate (extremely fit) going to get a score of 0.33 while a 20 yeard old with a resting heart rate of 50bpm going to get a 0.25. I will tell you my resting heart rate is 46 and I am 46 years old. My maximum heart rate at the end of a 5K last year was 196. 220 - age is not accurate for anyone fit. If anything penalize youth in resting heart rate formula. I would be 0.235 based on actual maximum heart rate but 26.4 based on age adjusted formula. by AndyWeaver on 1/30/2011 6:39:00 PM

  • profile pic Your worst than me Dinosaur, I would of thought your million year plus existence might have helped :) by Worthster on 1/30/2011 5:54:00 PM