Resting Heart Rate As Fitness Indicator

Resting Heart Rate As Fitness Indicator

Resting heart rate (RHR) is one of the best fitness indicators.

For all you people who disagree with me and still think your 15 minutes of interval training is good cardio, here is a reality check. Measure your resting heart rate right now. Yep, now – what is it? Where do you fall in Scooby’s bro-science chart below?

Resting Heart Rate (RHR)
AgeImprovement Needed    Elite Endurance Athlete
15-25    over 60BPM    35-50 BPM
25-45over 65BPM40-55 BPM
45-60over 70BPM45-60 BPM

Please post your resting heart rate, your age, and your cardio workout!

If someone has the secret for keeping your resting heart rate low without lots of work, I’d love to know about it! Please, post your cardio routine and your stats!