How to Calculate Your Resting Heart Rate

In a previous post, we took you through how to calculate all your heart rate zones, but in this post, you'll learn how to calculate your resting heart rate.

RESTING HEART RATE

Here are two methods to calculate your resting heart rate:

Method A

Check your heart rate when you wake up naturally (not by an alarm). While you’re awake, remain lying down for about 5 minutes. Once 5 minutes have passed, check your heart rate by placing two fingers on your pulse, either on the inside of your wrist or your throat. Count your beats per minute.

Method B

With a heart rate monitor, lie down and relax for about 10-15 minutes. Then check the reading on your heart rate monitor.

NOW WHAT?

Now that you’ve found your maximum and resting heart rates, you can start training more effectively and efficiently by choosing which zones you want to train in to reach your fitness goals.

Make the most out of your workouts and start training with heart. Check out our free Heart Rate Training Plans.

 

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the5krunner
Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 at 11:17PM
often it's best to record a short session WITHOUT looking at your heart rate. Observing your HR can make it go higher for some people.
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