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Old 01-09-2011, 02:57 PM   #11
Bob D Pratt
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Re: Resting Heart Rate as an Indicator of Health

IMO heart rate is not a great indicator of overall health.

I have a very low heart rate mostly due to endurance work.
Genetics also plays a part.
Are you taking your pulse first thing in the morning; before getting out of bed? Are you taking it for 15, 30 or 60 sec's?

Heart rate as a sign of overtraining is really only applicable if you have a good base measure and consistent variables.

Consult a doctor for more info. IMO heart rate is not a great indicator of overall health.
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