Just wondering for the serious lifters here, do you track your resting heart rate? Is it still a relevant indicator of fitness and heart health?
I mean....endurance athletes have very low resting heart rate and they aren't necessarily healthy. By the same token a heavy of squats can gas me out and send my heart rate to the roof, but am I fit?
Im 43 this year, weighing 165lb at 17% bodyfat. What should my ideal resting heart rate be? I strength train 5x a week(compound lifts) with very little conditioning or HIIT work. Should I be concerned?
Back in my zealous cross fit days I had a RHR of 45-50. I have since stopped due to injury overuse.