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6/29/13 9:43 AM
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There was a thread about fighters resting heart beats but I can't find it. What seems to be the average? Phone Post
6/29/13 9:44 AM
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I am also interested in this topic. Phone Post 3.0
6/29/13 10:28 AM
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Bisping's is 34
6/29/13 10:31 AM
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Mine was 50 BPM my whole life until I had Heart bypass surgery a year ago. Now it is 95 BPM and the doctors tell me that is normal range. I am like what? 45 BPM faster and it is within normal range?

Guess they don't understand an athletic heart.

6/29/13 10:37 AM
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6/29/13 11:00 AM
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colubrid1 - Mine was 50 BPM my whole life until I had Heart bypass surgery a year ago. Now it is 95 BPM and the doctors tell me that is normal range. I am like what? 45 BPM faster and it is within normal range?

Guess they don't understand an athletic heart.


When I gave blood last year it was 64 and I was shocked at how high I thought it was for a guy who trains. But the nurse was saying no no, it's very good. Average people are not in great shape that's for sure. I feel your pain, from 50 to 95 that's a huge jump.

As for MMA athletes, I'm not sure. Remember though than when overtraining for a bout, or dieting down, it will be faster. A few Tour de France guys had it below 30!

BTW I think the real test for MMA is to see how fast it goes from 190 back to 60-80. In other words, how fast you recoup after a huge effort.
6/29/13 11:59 AM
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3rdLion - Bisping's is 34
Is he a zombie? Lol. Mine was 52 btw Phone Post
6/29/13 12:09 PM
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colubrid1 - Mine was 50 BPM my whole life until I had Heart bypass surgery a year ago. Now it is 95 BPM and the doctors tell me that is normal range. I am like what? 45 BPM faster and it is within normal range?

Guess they don't understand an athletic heart.

Beyond the obvious answer of blocked coronary arteries, why did you have to have a bypass? Holy crap Phone Post 3.0
6/29/13 12:19 PM
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Ask Joel Jamieson, or Leigh who is on these boards. For fighters, its usually low to mid 50's, I believe. Phone Post
6/29/13 12:20 PM
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According to the National Health Service, UK, the following are ideal normal pulse rates at rest, in bpm (beats per minute):

Newborn baby - 120 to 160

Baby aged from 1 to 12 months - 80 to 140

Baby/toddler aged from 1 to 2 years - 80 to 130

Toddler/young child aged 2 to 6 years - 75 to 120

Child aged 7 to 12 years - 75 to 110

Adult aged 18 years - 60 to 100

Adult athlete - 40 to 60 Phone Post 3.0
6/29/13 12:22 PM
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Lowest mine has ever been is 46.

Was training a shit load then though. Probably about 80 or something now! Phone Post
6/29/13 12:23 PM
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Outlaw'd by Lytle - According to the National Health Service, UK, the following are ideal normal pulse rates at rest, in bpm (beats per minute):

Newborn baby - 120 to 160

Baby aged from 1 to 12 months - 80 to 140

Baby/toddler aged from 1 to 2 years - 80 to 130

Toddler/young child aged 2 to 6 years - 75 to 120

Child aged 7 to 12 years - 75 to 110

Adult aged 18 years - 60 to 100

Adult athlete - 40 to 60 Phone Post 3.0
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6/29/13 12:49 PM
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Mine is usually in the 55-58 range.

6/29/13 1:40 PM
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Mine is always in the 60 to 64 range these days.
6/29/13 1:49 PM
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The lowest I've been is 38.

6/29/13 2:21 PM
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49 here. Lowest was 43. Phone Post 3.0
6/29/13 2:58 PM
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TiliShkodrani - As far as Athletes go, here are some I know.


The lowest I know, was the Spanish cyclist, Miguel Indurain with a resting heart rate of 28.

Miguel Indurain - 28

Lance Armstrong - 32

Michael Bisping - 34

Michael Phelps - 35

Usain Bolt - 38

Shogun Hua(back in 2009) - 42

GSP - (cant remember exactly) but between 42-45
Bisping is a beast! Phone Post 3.0
6/29/13 3:20 PM
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I think I've been around the upper 60s, but I have to believe there are many factors that come into play (i.e genetics, physical composition, etc).  Very interesting stuff.

6/29/13 3:28 PM
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YukiNakai'sEye -
YukiNakai'sEye - 47-50 Phone Post 3.0
That's mine. Don't know about fighters. Phone Post 3.0
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6/29/13 3:37 PM
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myjawhurts -
colubrid1 - Mine was 50 BPM my whole life until I had Heart bypass surgery a year ago. Now it is 95 BPM and the doctors tell me that is normal range. I am like what? 45 BPM faster and it is within normal range?

Guess they don't understand an athletic heart.

Beyond the obvious answer of blocked coronary arteries, why did you have to have a bypass? Holy crap Phone Post 3.0
Yes, what the hell? How old are u, why'd u have to have? If your resting HR was that low, you'd think u were in good shape Phone Post 3.0
6/29/13 4:46 PM
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3rdLion - Bisping's is 34
EPO? Phone Post 3.0
Can't cut weight on epo. Stroke risk is huge Phone Post 3.0
6/29/13 4:52 PM
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Pitbull3744 - Mine is 55 Phone Post 3.0
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6/29/13 6:12 PM
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Resting heart rate is 271,but I do alot of cocaine & methamphetimine.

6/29/13 6:48 PM
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A well conditioned fighter with very good aerobic capacity will typically have a rhr in the mid to upper 50's by the end of fight camp.