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Old 10-16-2011, 03:04 PM   #1
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Pulse Spikes

Okay I don't know what else to call it. *Here is my question/experience. *I have been doing CF hard core for about a year now. *I am 41 and in the best all around shape of my life. *What I am noticing is this: *I always take the stairs at work, only four floors. *But when I reach the top floor I am breathing heavily and my pulse rate is elevated a good bit. *Once I get to my cubical it quickly returns to normal. *Several of the people that I work *with who also crossfit *experience the same thing. *My *hypothesis is that since the body adapts to exercise maybe it thinks we are starting an AMRAP or something and goes into overdrive to compensate. *Any thoughts? *
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Old 10-16-2011, 03:13 PM   #2
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Re: Pulse Spikes

to be honest if you are going up 4 levels of stairs at a reasonable pace without stopping and a faster than slow walk. almost everyones heart rate will increase and they will start breathing. stairs a hard work!
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Old 10-16-2011, 03:15 PM   #3
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Re: Pulse Spikes

this* smells pretty* trolly* to* me*
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Old 10-16-2011, 04:27 PM   #4
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I was hoping that was it. I was a little concerned at first, LOL
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:51 PM   #5
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Re: Pulse Spikes

What happened when you took four flights of stairs before you started Crossfit?

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Old 10-16-2011, 07:55 PM   #6
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I wonder what the OP's real name is.
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:29 PM   #7
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It's called work... You are moving your body weight with the largest muscles of your body upon an incline. That's work. The fact that your pulse rate quickly returns to normal is the indicator that you are fitter.
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:12 PM   #8
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Happens to me only when I'm in Georgia.
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