Question about Resting heart rate and doing maxes.

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  1. MyLittleAirport

    MyLittleAirport OT Supporter

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    I got 2 questions and it'll help out alot if you guys can help.

    I've been keeping track of my resting heart rate lately and I noticed that I'm pretty much stuck around a resting heart rate of around 78-80 bpm. I know this is normal but I've been working out a lot and thought my resting heart rate would be lower, do you think it could be possibly due to my height/size? I know it sounds stupid but i know that the smaller animals have a faster heart beat and was wondering since I was only 5"4 and around 120lbs that my resting heart rate was that high.

    And for my next question, I was wondering how you guys do maxes? Like in highschool, we would just put on how much weight we think we could do and if we pulled it off, we would put more weight on and do it again. Or should I start small and increase weight gradually?


    Thanks.
     
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    warm ups up til around 75%, then small jumps with singles up til a 1rm
     
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    C4 OT OG Aussie #1

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    to get an accurate resting heart rate, test it after laying down for 5 minutes absolutely still, relaxing

    or even better, immediately after waking up before you have moved :o
     
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