I have been lifting for 2 years straight now but was wondering where everyone's heart rate usually is when doing big heavy sets such as deadlifts. I did 4 sets of 10 reps today and had my polar heart rate monitor on. By the tenth rep I wasn't so much tired with my muscles as much as I was just huffing and puffing. I thought that I was in pretty good shape with the cardio but I looked down at the monitor and it read 183 all 4 times. Does that seem excessively high? Just wondering where everyone else's heart rate usually hits. My rate drops about 10 seconds after stopping the set and maybe takes 90 seconds to drop below 130. I also will break 180 with bench press, squats, and any other big lifting.