With the popularity of various sports wearable devices, heart rate is increasingly used in daily life, especially in sports training. Now speaking, scientific training must talk about heart rate, but is the heart rate training method used by everyone scientific?
Let’s first understand a noun—resting heart rate.
What is a resting heart rate?
Also known as quiet heart rate, it refers to the number of heartbeats per minute in a quiet state of waking and inactivity.
60~100 beats/min are all within the normal range.
How should I measure?
Choose a morning with sufficient sleep and regular life. When you wake up, sit up, put on your heart rate bracelet or heart rate watch, keep your posture upright, keep quiet for 1 minute, record the value measured after 1 minute, also called “Morning pulse” . A few days on average is your resting heart rate.
This heart rate is one of the most common items of physical examination. Doctors can simply use this number to judge whether the physical examination is slow or too fast, provided that the person is quiet, calm, not excited, not nervous.
Isn’t the bracelet now monitoring heart rate around the clock?Can I see the value there?
When the bracelet is automatically measured, it may not be the best resting heart rate measurement opportunity, which may cause the resting heart rate value to be temporarily not displayed or the test value to deviate from the actual value.
What if I don’t have a heart rate watch or bracelet?
Very simple, do nothing after waking up in the morning, we can touch the radial artery of the wrist to count the pulse.
Put the index finger and the middle finger and the ring finger on the wrist under the thumb, and directly measure the heart rate by the pulse, which is the resting heart rate at the beginning of the day. Continuously test multiple non-fatigue days that you feel, and you can get the resting heart rate value when you recover well.
What is the significance of measuring resting heart rate?
Resting heart rate has a great guiding significance for exercise and fitness. Measuring your resting heart rate is a real-time picture of your heart muscle function. Not only can it reflect the health of a person to a certain extent, but it is also a barometer of training fatigue and recovery.
For example, let me take it for example. Almost all wearing the V10 heart rate bracelet in the past year. It continuously monitors your heart rate continuously through your wrist, more accurately understanding your resting heart rate and vibrating reminders when your heart rate is abnormal. Record your health and exercise to get the best out of your workout.
When I am in good condition and full of energy, my resting heart rate is between 60 and 62. On the next day after a normal run, your heart rate will increase by 4-5. If you have not had a good sleep recently, your heart rate will increase by 3-6.
In short, for myself, when the resting heart rate observed in the morning is high, it is your body that reminds you that you need a proper rest. I basically don’t exercise or exercise any more. After the body gets enough rest, you will perform better than before.