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how far to push my heart
6 years ago i had a bypass 3 months ago i had 2 more stents put in that 7 in total including garb have put on loads of weight 15st 9 pounds i would like to take up strength training got myself a heart monitor watch would like to know how high i should take my heart up to i take several tablets for my heart and blood pressure ect heart rate relaxed usually around 54 any advice would be helpfull
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when my elderly father began exercising, the doc checked his ejection fraction then said "go and do what you want, no limits - but stop if you have pain or irregular heartbeat".

Up until then, I'd wrongly assumed that max heart rate was an upper limit for safety. But it's really a physical limit or ceiling of what you can achieve - and a rough approximation at that.
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