Cardio Kings: Lowest Resting Heart Rates of MMA Fighters (Sources)

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  1. 91 seconds

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    Cannot put on fat either. Lifting is actually the only way I found to gain any weight and that was purely from muscle. I have to eat a ton and workout. I also have to keep it up because if I take off 2-3 weeks all the gain I made gradually drops until I'm back at square one. I won't gain a thing sitting back and eating, it burns right out of me. People that think you hardly ever eat have no idea. The only way I think I could gain 20-25 lbs would be through steroids.
     
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    Aren’t those deaths attributed to blood doping?
     
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    I remember Rogan saying that when Shogun got measured for his fight against Machida, his heart rate was extremely low (he'd been doing a ton of cardio). I can't remember what it was but it was in the 30s I believe.

    For someone who lifts but doesn't do any cardio, I have a pretty low heart rate - mid to high 50's. It's genetic though- my blood pressure is also 105/62 and has been around there for as long as I can remember.
     
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    piropiro Blue Belt

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    In general lower than 50bpm daytime average resting heart-rate is classified as an issue (bradycardia) and it’s not considered ideal from a health standpoint ... like most athletic extremisms (super flexibility, huge muscles, etc) its actually beyond what is optimal from a health and long-term functionality perspective.

    Then of course every case has its specificities but as a general rule extreme conditions are never ideal.

    My average resting heart rate is 53-58bpm depending on the day, with temporary dips to the high 40s if I’m sitting quietly and occasional readings in the 30s if I’m sleeping very deeply.

    5’11” x 175 ... almost 50y.o. lifelong martial artist, regularly run as a warmup 5k hilly forest trails in around 30m.
     
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    Tony Ferguson be like: I’m bout to end everyone’s career here
     
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    They have to be alive though.. here are a couple at 0 bpm:
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    You've got quite a bit of knowledge!<mma4>
    Interesting what you wrote, didn't know that, as i always thought it was the low resting heart rate alone (which as i thought was a product of EPO) but yeah, makes a lot of sense now that you've explained it.
     
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    You're right. Aerius has pointed that out as well.
     
  9. Oliver Clothesoff

    Oliver Clothesoff Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    Mine is usually about 45 - 50 bpm. Been teaching Cardio classes for 20+ years though.
     
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    Zodd We gotta hit first...

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    Lol u imbecile
     
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    Same here. 75bpm at rest even when I was doing endurance sports. I did a full effort and VO2 max test and I am absolutely fine, it's just fast at rest.
    I am also the type of guy who eats like a pig and never gets fat, even if I don't excercise at all.
     
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    ReadWrite Red Belt Platinum Member

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    Somebody on Sherdog once suggested Tony Ferguson's RHR is 9. lol. But he probably is #1 or #2... he should reveal. Colby, too.
     
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    My resting heart rate is in the low to mid 40's and my cardio is pathetically bad. I'll never understand it.
     
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    That's because resting heart rate is not a good indicator of cardiovascular fitness. VO2max is.
     
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    Mine is around 70. Though that's with not having done any cardio in a year.
     
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    BlastoiseDad Al-hamdullilah

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    I’m 6’9 285 (a bit bigger and more muscular than LeBron) and mine is low 30s
     
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    Bisping had a pretty low one.. It was down to 2½ at the end of the Hendo fight
     
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    Ah okay well my VO2max must be broken then.
     
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    What exactly is resting? How long period of inactivity? Just after waking up?

    My heart rate after waking up used to be around 45 and I'm not an endurance athlete at all.
     
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    You’re a fucking punk, dude.
     
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