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Old 01-09-2011, 05:07 PM   #15
Katherine Derbyshire
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Re: Resting Heart Rate as an Indicator of Health

Originally Posted by Sean Rooks View Post
Isn't a high resting heart rate considered a sign of overtraining for endurance athletes while vertical or broad jump is considered a better indicator of overtraining for strength athletes?
"High" relative to what?

On the one hand, a strength athlete will probably have a higher resting heart rate than an endurance athlete in the first place. So a heart rate that would be high for a marathoner may be completely normal for a powerlifter.

On the other hand, if the strength athlete's heart rate jumps 50% from his baseline, that still seems to indicate some kind of problem to me.

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