I understand to always go with how you feel in the gym. But I would like some explanation. My heart rate increases quickly and easily. I played sports growing up and am well recognized at the gym for frequency... but my heart rate always remains high. I do not take caffeine and am not on any medication. I'm female and have a resting average between 75-80 bpm. Yesterday, I did the stairmaster on a slow level 5. My heart rate was at 175 bpm and I was not sweating or panting...I daydreamed through it. It has never improved. I had a treadmill test several years ago when I was 17 and they had me at 210 bpm for 10 minutes. They didn't explain why it was so high but said something about it not being good because I could pass out and because it seemed I was used to it - I'd been talking and all.
I'd figured, because I work out, my training and my resting heart rate should decrease. But everytime I get on a piece of cardio equipment, it shoots right up..
Thread: Heart rate always gets so high?
01-03-2013, 12:41 PM #1
Heart rate always gets so high?
01-03-2013, 02:04 PM #2
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You should have anorher teadmill test at your current age and get re-evaluated. My heart does the same thing and I was told the electrical impulses are taking a "shortcut" which prevents my heart from being able to regulate itself. Just like you, I was used to it, until my late 40's. Then it got a little tricky and just eating food would cause it to race. I have lower left bundle branch block. I used. Medication briefly until I could get in better shape and now am off the medicine. Without meds my heart still races with exercise but my recovery is faster. I do cardio interval training and give my heart a chance to recover throughout a workout which helps.It's never too late to get fit!
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