heart rate question

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  1. Buckaroo Banzai2

    Buckaroo Banzai2 leave a message at the beep

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    I was trying for a new job
    I didnt pass the heart rate part of my physical
    I can retake the test in 30 days
    Is it possible to get my heart rate lowered while doing a step test by doing an aerobic workout a few times a week or can it not be changed?
     
  2. Nitromike

    Nitromike Abused cabbage patch kid

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    Get in better physical shape and your heartrate will drop while under exertion. What was your heartrate, what'd they have you doing, and where do they want your heartrate to be?
     
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    I have a call into the place that went over the results. Not sure what it was supposed to be. I researched it on the web and found out it probably shouldnt be over 140.

    Good so if I do some sort of working out it will probably be better in 30 days or would I need more time?

    I had step up and down on a step for 3 minutes to a specific beat.
    I also had to do a weight ability test but I passed that one just fine. Guess I am strong enough.

    Thanks for your help :)
     
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    Nitromike Abused cabbage patch kid

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    30 days is plenty of time as long as your HR wasn't too much over the limits .. 30 minutes of good cardio 2x a week will drop it quite a bit in 30 days, also lay off the caffeine for a day before the test also if you didn't this time.

    Good luck passing it.
     
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    yeah I hadnt had caffeine for at leasta month before
    but I will make sure to do a that again

    Thanks again :)
     
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    I lowered my HR from 90-100 to 70-80 by walking on the treadmill at an incline for about 20mins a day. My HR can go up really easily though, so learn to relax and take deep breaths before testing
     
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    WTF!? :noes:

    When I'm on the cross trainer my heart rate hits up to 170 easy, yet it doesn't affect me in the slightest and I can easily push on... :ugh: You've got me worried, man!
     
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    It all depends on what your true max heart rate is ... also how are you measuring your heartrate? if you're using the grips on the machine throw those numbers out the window, they can be highly inaccurate. I've compared using my real heart rate monitor and the machines at the gym were all off by 10-15 BPM ..all high.
     
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    It seems the last 2 posters missed this part

    Paul -- This is a physical test, they make him step up and down for 3 minutes, then measure his heart rate, this isn't his cardio.

    Nitro -- It doesn't matter what's being used to measure, obviously others used it and they had to get through it, he can't "toss the numbers out the window".
     
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    weight lifting improves heart rate too.
     
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    Nitromike Abused cabbage patch kid

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    I wasn't replying to him about how it was measured, read again, I was replying to Paul.
     
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    take some nyquil to keep ur heartrate down. least i've heard of it used to help beat lie detector tests. dunno if it'd help you out.
     
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    Yeah, I have been using the grips on the machine... I guess I'll have to buy a heart rate monitor then.


    The high heart rate hasn't caused me any problems though, infact, I feel 100% fine. :)
     
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    Ah, I see now.

    I've never heard of the nyquil thing, but it seems reasonable that any CNS depressant would probably help you.
     
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    Not that it matters much but I am a female.
    Thanks for the advice. I think I will pass on the nyquil though. Dont really want to take the chance of it making it worse. I will just have to work out hard for the next 30 days and hope it helps.
     
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    I would say that the best thing for you would probably be to run sprints.
     
  17. Rummy

    Rummy "bored and extremely dangerous"

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    best thing to do is find a stressful way to duplicate the exercise you're going to do for the test. I say some really hard interval work on a step machine aught to do it. You definitely want to bust ass and get your heart/lungs used to supplying your body with lots of oxygen.
     
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