I'm a 23-year old male, around 1655-170 lbs. Joined the gym about 6 months ago and run very regularly, I also do weights. I usually run/jog 3-4 miles, about 3-4 times a week.
My heart rate (resting and exercise) seems high. When I run my heart rate gets up to 180-190 before I feel a need to stop. As far as resting heart rate, the machines usually give me something around 90 but it's possible that it's anxiety since I tend to be a little stressed and exitable when I'm at the gym. My heart rate returns to normal fairly quickly after I stop.
I haven't seen a doctor in quite a while but I have no history of cardiovascular disease. Don't know what my bp is.
Am I just out of shape or is it something to be concerned about?
I feel it is a little high for your age as the resting heart rate is normally between 50-80 beats/min. Target heart rate for your age during vigorous activities like running and jogging is 98-166 beats/min.
I would suggest you to lose a little weight and also bring this up during your next annual health exam. http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4736
Try testing your resting heart rate just as you wake up in the morning. As a 36yo, this gives me 66bpm. However, just like you when I get to a gym, there's the excited stress (some call it 'eu'stress), which results in my resting heart rate being more around 90. Feels absolutely normal, although I'm sure many would say go to a doctor... I simply think that there is quite a margin for healthy people to have differing heart rates.
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