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Resting Pulse Rate
#31
"Jay Dubster" Wrote:Thanks for the info Soni, well done for getting out every day man! Quite interesting what you said about happily avoiding street fights too.

I think if you've been really fit as an adult, you know what you're capable of, and it's easier to get fit again as an older adult.

I NEVER considered a diet before, always ate what I wanted & never put on weight, until I hit mid 30's, then something changed & I got chubby :B

Long story Short; I started weight watchers with Cheryl about 6 weeks ago. I was 14st 2, & wanted to be about 12st 7 though.
I know, I could've just ridden more & eaten less, but my wife wants to lose like 3-4st, so I'm supporting her and eating healthier too!

Anyhoo, as of last thursday (weigh in) I was 12st 13 !!
Lost over a stone steadily in 6 weeks, feel much better, climbing a lot easier, and still feeling healthy on fewer calories.

At 6ft I should be between 11.5 & 13st, so I'm still at the upper end of my 'best' weight, but feel really decent atm.
Anyhoo, just continuing the minor off-topic glitch Smile

My resting HR is still just 52bpm, by the way (how's that for a seemless link 8))


Well done that man. Wish i could lose a bit more.
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#32
I eventually bought a heart rate monitor today. £15 at Decathlon!! Anyway my resting rate at the moment is 47 although it doesnt take much for it to increase a lot.
More importantly I have noticed my recovery times seem much quicker since i started riding bbh on wednesdays.
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#33
"Blackers" Wrote:I eventually bought a heart rate monitor today. £15 at Decathlon!! Anyway my resting rate at the moment is 47 although it doesnt take much for it to increase a lot.
More importantly I have noticed my recovery times seem much quicker since i started riding bbh on wednesdays.
Of course it would. As your core fitness improves your body exerts less energy in activity and recovery, so you should see a steady increase the more you ride. I have always been lucky to have a fast recovery time, even as a lard ass. Will be interesting to see what my fitness will be like after a week of no riding.....
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#34
"Blackers" Wrote:I eventually bought a heart rate monitor today. £15 at Decathlon!! Anyway my resting rate at the moment is 47 although it doesnt take much for it to increase a lot.
More importantly I have noticed my recovery times seem much quicker since i started riding bbh on wednesdays.

You're a fit lad....    47 is pretty good
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#35
&quot;Mbnut&quot; Wrote:You're a fit lad....    47 is pretty good

Thanks! Im definately a lot fitter than I was when we last rode together for sure. I'm off to the D2D thread to await your report........
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#36
Hmmm. My resting heart rate is now 65bpm.
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#37
That's not so good Blackers !! What's changed since the 47bpm? Diet? Exercise? Stress/Boredom levels?

&quot;BorderCollieSam&quot; Wrote:Hi mate, that heart rate is very good to, that weight loss is super within that short period, and by the sounds of things you found it really easy, how much exercise were you doing?
Sorry for huge delay, only just checked this thread & spotted your query dude.

How much exercise? Not that much if I'm honest; I do a BBH night every other week and usually do a 15-20 mile ride the weekend before BBH, but hardly anything in between really Sad
Weight's settled around 12.8 - 12.11 these days, so I'm happy with that. Cheryl's still losing about 2lb a week, so weightwatchers really is doing a good job mate.
I've not been real hungry either, and am still following the 'low saturated fat' thinking, just upped my intake to stabilise.

Really need to drag my ass out every weekend at least, but there's always stuff happenin at the moment.
Weekend just gone was all Sketchy's fault though - no way I was gonna ride on Sunday morning after Canterbury Tongue
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#38
&quot;Jay Dubster&quot; Wrote:That's not so good Blackers !! What's changed since the 47bpm? Diet? Exercise? Stress/Boredom levels?

3 weeks of hobbling innactivity followed by 2 weeks of only walking. And shed loads of boredom.

It demonstrates how quickly fitness is lost though.
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#39
I believe as a rough rule of thumb, muscle degrades at roughly 4 times the speed you build it up. If an athlete trains regularily for twelve months and then stops completlely for three they will be roughly back at the same level of fitness and muscle mass as they were when they started.
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#40
&quot;treaclesponge&quot; Wrote:I believe as a rough rule of thumb, muscle degrades at roughly 4 times the speed you build it up. If an athlete trains regularily for twelve months and then stops completlely for three they will be roughly back at the same level of fitness and muscle mass as they were when they started.

Great news!  :'(
The sooner i get out of plaster and back to the gym the better.
Im going to remeasure my resting hr when i wake up tomorrow.
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