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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Who me? Chubrock's Avatar
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    Blood Pressure, Resting Heart Rate etc etc

    Figured I'd post this here instead of General Health, as most of the guys who come through here are into some type of competition training and not just heavy lifting.


    Was curious as to what everybody's Blood Pressure and resting heart rate was. I just had mine done the other day and here was the results:

    Blood Pressure- 96/48
    Resting Heart Rate- 52bpm
    Cholesterol- Low LDLs but slightly elevated HDLs

    I'd really like to get my RHR down into the mid 40s.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Senior Member smalls's Avatar
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    High HDL is a good thing, the higher the better.

    Sounds like good numbers. Why would you want to get your resting heart rate in the mid 40's?
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    Because he thinks it will have an impact on his performance.

    Mine are pretty similar, although I don't have the exact numbers with me. It's interesting, but I wouldn't spend a lot of time trying to change any of them unless you were in the danger zone.
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    Don't know blood pressure, but my RHR is usually around 60bpm.
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    Blood pressure: 118/62
    RHR: 62
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    aint got a clue of blood pressure.
    but my RHR right now is 84bpm.
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    Barbell Military Press: 85kg (187lbs) Raw- 31.01.14
    Barbell Push Press: 100kg (220lbs) Raw- 31.01.14

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    BP: Less than 130/Less than 90.
    HR: Less than 80

    That's what I really care about, since I was above both before I started lifting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smalls
    Why would you want to get your resting heart rate in the mid 40's?

    Just one of those things I'd like to be able to say haha.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    damn your blood pressure is really low lol

    135/72 i think, and RHR is around 70.
    2000 or bust

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    No clue what my bp is, but my RHR is 50bpm.
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    Do these numbers affect perfomance at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by laxguy1028
    Do these numbers affect perfomance at all?
    Not as far as strength goes. For GPP and cardiovascular performance the numbers are an indicator of the bodies ability to distribute and use oxygen at rest. The lower the numbers, the more efficient your body is at it and the better one's LIKELY threshold for aerobic performance will be.
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    Let's not forget that a nice and healthy heart rate and BP helps everything from sex drive to risk of heart failure to risk of death by shock to lifespan.

    Being dead reduces your strength performance to 0, after all, so I'd say these numbers matter.
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    Weightlifting Start Date: July 26, 2005 - Bench 95 x 6, Dead 110 x 8, Smith Squat 180 x 8
    Bests: Bench 185 x 8, Dead 400 x 1, Zercher Squat 295 x 3


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