Resting heart rate (again)

I’ve talked before about monitoring resting heart rate and how it can help identify when you’re getting fitter (or the opposite). I try and keep an eye on mine, tracking it using my FitBit Blaze watch. Trying for a smile at the top of a local Cat 2 climb. After a period of shall we…

Resting heart rate in relation to your fitness level

It’s famously well known that Lance Armstrong had a resting heart rate of 32 beats per minute. Miguel Indurian’s was reported as low as 28bpm (and he won five more Tours de France than Lance). For the most part, your “natural” untrained resting heart rate is genetic. Some people have a naturally very low RHR while…