Cholesterol values - question for the Doctors

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It seems you are doing HIIT.   Are you overweighted?  if not why are you doing it?   And are you already really fit?  I think you are around my age, so we are not so young anymore, if you were sedentary for long time going straight to HIIT is not really a good idea.

 

 

PS. The weather should be better in a couple of weeks, so cycling outside (while ENJOYING IT) is not that far anymore.   This is the first winter in 20 years that I am really frustrated with the weather, I blame the stupid Corona.

 

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3 minutes ago, Krieg said:

 

 

It seems you are doing HIIT.   Are you overweighted?  if not why are you doing it?   And are you already really fit?  I think you are around my age, so we are not so young anymore, if you were sedentary for long time going straight to HIIT is not really a good idea.

 

 

PS. The weather should be better in a couple of weeks, so cycling outside (while ENJOYING IT) is not that far anymore.   This is the first winter in 20 years that I am really frustrated with the weather, I blame the stupid Corona.

 

 

Not sure if it is really HIIT. I regard HIIT as 30 secs on and 30 secs off where my output power goes over 400 Watts for the 30 secs.

 

When I started this in July last year, i was 87kg, now I am 72.5kg. I wouldn`t say I am very fit but am fitter than were I was last year.

 

I am just surprise that taking a few days off can really cause a high heart rate.

 

 

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22 minutes ago, RenegadeFurther said:

 

Not sure if it is really HIIT. I regard HIIT as 30 secs on and 30 secs off where my output power goes over 400 Watts for the 30 secs.

 

When I started this in July last year, i was 87kg, now I am 72.5kg. I wouldn`t say I am very fit but am fitter than were I was last year.

 

I am just surprise that taking a few days off can really cause a high heart rate.

 

 

How long had you been managing the 159 heart rate before you took the three days break?

Some people need to have been doing something a long time before their body decides that is the new norm.

I was cycling quite a bit over the summer for about 60 minutes in the mornings. I went through a phase of never getting any further if I took any days off that. Mostly due to bad weather.

Small hills I'd had no trouble with 4 or 5 days before were taking more effort, but after 3 or 4 days it was back to being easy again. It gets more complicated if you have an underlying health condition that can get in the way or you end up homeschooling etc.

 

 

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33 minutes ago, cb6dba said:

How long had you been managing the 159 heart rate before you took the three days break?

Some people need to have been doing something a long time before their body decides that is the new norm.

I was cycling quite a bit over the summer for about 60 minutes in the mornings. I went through a phase of never getting any further if I took any days off that. Mostly due to bad weather.

Small hills I'd had no trouble with 4 or 5 days before were taking more effort, but after 3 or 4 days it was back to being easy again. It gets more complicated if you have an underlying health condition that can get in the way or you end up homeschooling etc.

 

 

 

Put it this way, last time I reached 180 bpm was in December, last time I reached 190 was in September when i was overweight.

 

I normally train in the 150 - 160 range.

 

I only took a break because the lactic acid build up in my legs was too painful to continue, legs are fine but my cardio system has gone haywire.

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Maybe give this thread a kickstart.

 

So I had my 6 monthly blood tests, I have basically cut down on the Statins but just exercise regularly, all blood levels were extremely good. HDL and LDL cholesterol.

 

Only concern seems to be that when I told my cardio that i can hold my Max heart rate for over 1 hour, he seemed a little concerned. Also my Max heart rate is 200bpm when it really should be 174 bpm.

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Congratulations on maintaining your program.   

 

I am not a medical person, but 200 bpm seems high, especially if you have a history.   It would be interesting if you could press your Cardiologist for some heart rate guidelines. 

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2 hours ago, balticus said:

Congratulations on maintaining your program.   

 

I am not a medical person, but 200 bpm seems high, especially if you have a history.   It would be interesting if you could press your Cardiologist for some heart rate guidelines. 

 

See this is the thing.

 

I get a buzz about reaching a heart rate over 190bpm. Normally this happens when I go 2 minutes into my VO2max, 3 minutes into my Vo2max and my heart rate is going close to 200bpm.  

 

 

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The calculated max HR is not very reliable.  Ideally you would go to a doctor who can measure it in a safe situation.  I think there are sports doctors that do this - you could also then discuss your training with them and ask advice on what zones you should be training in.  Generally HIT training should only be once or twice a week and all other cardio training should be 'easy'.

 

If you are using the same gadget to measure your heart rate, then a rise of more than 10 bpm on your resting heart rate is quite significant.  I have only had that when I was seriously stressed and my husband had it when he had the flu and didn't rest enough - it then took several weeks for his heart rate to come back down. 

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This is a workout I did yesterday. The HIIT intervals I do at the end when my body is fatigued. The 3 spikes at the end.

 

My cardio seems happy because during my rest intervals my heart rate quickly goes down. 

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On 08/07/2021, 10:15:47, RenegadeFurther said:

 

This is a workout I did yesterday. The HIIT intervals I do at the end when my body is fatigued. The 3 spikes at the end.

 

My cardio seems happy because during my rest intervals my heart rate quickly goes down. 

 

Would be interested to see a category of > 180 to see how many minutes you are above that level.  

 

Have you ever considered doing a longer, slower workout one day per week or twice per month?   It would be interested to see the same graph for a 5-10km training run. 

 

 

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On 1/22/2020, 9:48:43, Gambatte said:

Cholesterin in Serum: 242 (optimum: less than 200)

 

Mine had been in this range for many years. I finally broke down and did a "compromise" with my doctor, agreeing to take the lowest dose of atorvastatin every other day, and it worked well to bring down the level to 150-180. Everyone's happy now. Read the studies on every other day dosing.

 

My oldest sister, 75, also has cholesterol in this range, and she has never taken statins. Refuses to--and, well, she's still kicking.

 

We make our best calls, and we hope for the best. 

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