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    Originally posted by GRObFURSt
    isnt heart rate determined by intensity ?
    What do you mean Grobfurst? So what's your question in relation to? Isn't heart rate determined by intensity? Intensity of what? If you mean the intensity of the activity that you're performing at the time, then yes, it does relate to that. Err, hope that answers your question?

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    most people in this forum are above average fitness

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    Default Re: Re: Is BPM correct measure of fitness

    Originally posted by adelina76


    Well, it depends on what fitness you're measuring. The rest BPM measures your general fitness, more precisely when carrying out daily activities, as opposed to performing in an exercise. That's why your rest BPM is measured because when you are at rest is when your heart works the least, i.e your BPM should be the lowest compared to non-rest period, even if you're simply doing something simple like getting up to make a sandwich. You'll find your BPM will rise as your heart needs to pump blood a bit faster around your body to support that activity. So if your BPM during rest time is already higher than average ppl who are resting, that goes to show that even when you're resting, your heart has to work hard to circulate blood and oxygen around your body. So in that sense, it measures your daily general fitness.

    Now the fitness measurement you're talking about which is the time you take from your rest BPM to your max BPM (i.e when your heart is beating the fastest, normally at the peak of the exercise you're doing at the time). This form of fitness is calculated to measure your RECOVERY FITNESS, which is your body's ability to recover from a taxing activity, or more generally known as stamina. So if you have good recovery fitness, means you recover quickly from say, a long badminton rally, which then translate to a good stamina So, this form of fitness we're talking about here is sports fitness, which is different to your general daily fitness

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    Well, thanks for reply. Unfortunately I tend to disagree with you. But I have to emphasize that I am not an expert in this area . I feel that the fitness cannot be divided to general and recovery categories. I understand fitness as ability of the body to cope with physical load (regardless on current activity - shopping or playing baddy). The rest BPM can be its measure but it is not correlated well. Much better measure is the mentioned above recovery time. Its drawback is that it is more complex to measure.

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    Originally posted by adelina76


    What do you mean Grobfurst? So what's your question in relation to? Isn't heart rate determined by intensity? Intensity of what? If you mean the intensity of the activity that you're performing at the time, then yes, it does relate to that. Err, hope that answers your question?
    i think GF asked that question due to his lack of understanding of the significance of resting heart rate.

    the heart is a big piece of muscles. this piece of muscles only job is to pump blood. the blood is pumped to every corner of the body so other muscles and cells can function and make you stay alive. (pretty darn important a muscle)

    like any other muscles, the heart can be trained. if you make it work hard, it will get stronger and can pump more blood on every stroke. and to make it work hard, you cannot sit in the couch and watch tv, instead, you need to go out and exercise. only with exercise would the heart do more work and strengthen itself.

    anyway, so how strong the heart is is an indication of how fit you are. how does tha relate to resting heart rate? if you are resting, that's the state in which there is very little physical exercise being done. all the heart need to do is to pump enough blood to maintain the basic body operation. this is a reference level of output. for normal human being, the heart usually need to pump around 70 times/min worth of blood to maintain this operation. but for stronger heart/fitter people, the heart can pump as much blood in less strokes, thus fitter people have lower resting heart rate.

    a more efficient heart also means that at your maximum heart rate (approx 230-your age) the totally amount of blood pumped is higher and as a result your body's output power is higher.

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    Yeap, I agree with Kwun.

    Anyway for resting heart beat, the most accurate is to do it first thing in the morning. That is immediately after you wake up, don't even get out of bed and brush teeth, measure it while you are still in bed. .....this is not cheating but the correct way to measure.

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    i had to be hospitalized last weekend and got my appendix taken out and the messured my pulse, because i was in bed for a while it was steady between in the moring, 43 to 47 in the afternoon
    not too bad!

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    modius, i heard the most accurate time is just "before" you wake up in the morning.

    while i was taking my resting heart rate, i find that slowing down my breathing would slow down the heart rate. is that cheating?

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    Originally posted by kwun
    modius, i heard the most accurate time is just "before" you wake up in the morning.

    while i was taking my resting heart rate, i find that slowing down my breathing would slow down the heart rate. is that cheating?
    I would say IMHO Kwun, that's not cheating because after all, your rest heartrate is your rest heartrate. If by lowering your breathing, you're still fully at rest, it's not cheating. If you can suddenly be still alive and stop your heartbeats from beating at all for one whole minute, also not cheating hehe, still at rest what?

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    Erm I'm not that fit, my resting heart rate is 77 bpm, but I don't blame myself, I don't drink much water and I eat lots of candy and chips. Surprisingly, I'm not fat at all, even though I don't get enough nutrition and exercise.

    I'm really surprised at the number of super fit people there are on this board! Everyone is like around 50 and under... haha I suck..

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    Originally posted by adelina76


    I would say IMHO Kwun, that's not cheating because after all, your rest heartrate is your rest heartrate. If by lowering your breathing, you're still fully at rest, it's not cheating. If you can suddenly be still alive and stop your heartbeats from beating at all for one whole minute, also not cheating hehe, still at rest what?

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    u sure? but then my heart rate would go from about 70 down to about 50s if i breath slowly... @@" i swear my cardio's messed up for some reason...

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    Originally posted by JChen99


    u sure? but then my heart rate would go from about 70 down to about 50s if i breath slowly... @@" i swear my cardio's messed up for some reason...
    I was actually more in a joking mode in my last post. But in all seriousness, no, I'm not 100% sure about whether slowing your breath down is still your accurate measurement of rest heartrate. However, I do believe that given that your fitness is measured by your heart's ability to pump all the necessary amount of blood to all parts of your body in as little effort as possible, that means that if you can slow down your breathing and still don't feel like you're out of breath and the heart is able to pump blood to all parts of your body at that slower heart rate, then I still think it is an actual indication of your fitness based on your resting heartrate.
    Last edited by adelina76; 07-16-2002 at 07:29 PM.

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    i don't think abnormal behavior during a test would validate a steady state measurement. To obtain a more reasonable average heart rate, try measuring it for 2 or 3 minutes instead 1. (I dare you guys hold your breath this long ) If the bpm decreases with every minute, then take the lower bpm measurement. If the bpm is all over the place, average them out in bpm.

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    Originally posted by cooler
    i don't think abnormal behavior during a test would validate a steady state measurement. To obtain a more reasonable average heart rate, try measuring it for 2 or 3 minutes instead 1. (I dare you guys hold your breath this long ) If the bpm decreases with every minute, then take the lower bpm measurement. If the bpm is all over the place, average them out in bpm.
    HAHA! ur dare has already been done! longest breath holding time: 3min5sec

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    Default Decreased Hearbeat... :D

    hehe... dug up this form cuz i just realized that my heartbeat has DECREASED!!

    last time posted I fell under the 70s section after waking up... now it's around 50something (actually... mite be 40something... but average is just about 50)...

    hehe... secret of decreasing heartrate?

    play A LOT of badminton

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    Wow, somehow I missed this thread during the first time.

    normal pulse rate is between 60-90 beats per minute.

    fitness, so I've heard is measured by the time it takes for your heart rate to go down to it's normal resting rate.

    I don't think you can measure fitness by the pulse rate i.e. a pulse of 40 doesn't mean you are fitter than when your pulse is 45 or 50.
    A low pulse means you are doing vigourous exercise regularly.

    If you got a pulse of less than 40, I'd be a bit concerned.

    I once knew a person(in her 20's) who thought she was really fit because her pulse was low. In fact, from the electrical tracings of her heart, she actually had a problem with the electrical conducting system of her heart.
    She actually had to have a heart pacemaker inserted to prevent sudden death.

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    Originally posted by Cheung
    Wow, somehow I missed this thread during the first time.

    normal pulse rate is between 60-90 beats per minute.

    fitness, so I've heard is measured by the time it takes for your heart rate to go down to it's normal resting rate.

    I don't think you can measure fitness by the pulse rate i.e. a pulse of 40 doesn't mean you are fitter than when your pulse is 45 or 50.
    A low pulse means you are doing vigourous exercise regularly.

    If you got a pulse of less than 40, I'd be a bit concerned.

    I once knew a person(in her 20's) who thought she was really fit because her pulse was low. In fact, from the electrical tracings of her heart, she actually had a problem with the electrical conducting system of her heart.
    She actually had to have a heart pacemaker inserted to prevent sudden death.
    ouch... that's gotta suck... owell.. i kno for sure I've got no problems with my heart... cuz I've alreadi had one of those done ^^" so...

    as for your method of how fitness is measured... it applies for me as well... after getting more fit... the time it takes to return heartbeat to normal level decreases as well!!

    I've heard a theory of y people think that fitness can be measured by heartbeats/minute. The theory is... the stronger your heart is, the less it needs to beat/minute to get the blood necessary for your body to function. Thus when you're more fit (your heart is more muscular) the less times/min the heart needs to beat to get blood necessary to the body!

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    Just took a measure w/ the home kit we got here and it reads 59 so that puts me at border line very fit/ above avg. fit. wow, that's surprising considering I am 20% over weight. hmm...

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