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[Nov. 20th, 2006|07:44 pm]
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So this is a silly question that I'm hoping at least one person here can answer...I was playing around today and found out that my resting heart rate is only 56 beats per minute...I know that is rather low and healthy...now does that mean when I work out I have to raise it even higher....meaning do I need to work out even harder to get a good workout and lose some of this weight I have on my tummy?
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[User Picture]From: lapsus_0_calami
2006-11-21 11:32 am (UTC)
Yes, I think you're right. As you get fitter, your resting heart rate falls, so you have to push it higher to get any benefit.

My resting heart rate is about 46bpm and when I run it goes up to 160 and I feel fine at that and only knackered if it goes over 175.

To lose 'tummy weight' you'll have to do area specific muscular work to tone the area rather than just excercise which increases your HR which will benefit your general health and heart as well as burning cals, but you can't choose which areas will lose weight!

Hope you can follow my rambling!
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