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What is a good Recovery heart rate level?
December 08, 2009 5:05PM
Record the number of heartbeats in each 15-second period for two full minutes after exercising.- APEX
How to measure your recovery heartrate and what it means:
1. Accelerate your heartrate through running, biking, or other
method to an anerobic level (a pace you can do for only 20-30
seconds... such as a full sprint)
2. Measure the heart rate with a monitor at the end of the sprint.
3. Recover for 60 seconds by walking or biking slowly (do not stop moving!)
4. Measure the heart rate after 60 seconds and subtract that number from the peak.
POOR less than 12 Beats Per Minute (BPM) recovery
Over 40 is outstanding.
The recovery rate is important because this is a measure of the
soundness of our cardiovascular system and not just our heart
A recovery rate of greater than 35 BPM indicates almost no risk of sudden death from heart disease!
12 or less increases the risk dramatically. People with this issue need to consult with their Doctor before exercising!