Lance Armstrong-interesting info

  1. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5289509/

    This is kind of cool-I thought it was interesting to post here because how we would look at some of this-ie: he has permanent kidney damage from chemo; his resting heart rate is 32 (imagine doing vitals, not knowing he's an athlete!),just knid of neat in an A&P kind of way
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  3. by   DustinRN
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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5289509/

    This is kind of cool-I thought it was interesting to post here because how we would look at some of this-ie: he has permanent kidney damage from chemo; his resting heart rate is 32 (imagine doing vitals, not knowing he's an athlete!),just knid of neat in an A&P kind of way
    Is he on dialysis?
  4. by   TypicalFish
    As far as I know, he is not-pretty amazing isn't it?
  5. by   katwoman7755
    yeah...i like the HR thing....I know alot of the super athletes I've known all have low HR's.....the heart is an amazing muscle.

    Kathryn
  6. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from katwoman7755
    yeah...i like the HR thing....I know alot of the super athletes I've known all have low HR's.....the heart is an amazing muscle.

    Kathryn
    Not to brag but my HR for a 110/80 used to be 58 two years ago I used to bike 20 miles (to and from college) and swim for 1/2 hr a day.

    The Doc doing my physicals before I shipped to the States asked me what I was on - I told him nothing more than cycling and swimming. No gym neither

    It's upto 65 now I quit smoking but I need to get back to my exercise program.:stone
  7. by   DG5
    Same as me! 58 and now 65. I used to run 10k/day and also run around after 5 small kids, but now they're grown/growing up, and I spend more time watching TV. Not a good thing!
  8. by   KRVRN
    For about 2 weeks after I had my baby, my resting HR was 43! It would rise to about 55-60 with exertion, but would quickly drop again. It was in the 90's resting while I was pregnant and is usually around 70 when I'm not pregnant. I'm not an athlete.

    43. Go figure. Must be some of that weird postpartum fluid-shifting. Asymptommatic too.
    Last edit by KRVRN on Jul 13, '05 : Reason: typo
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    My dh rides bikes also. He has always had an athletic heart rate. Resting is about 48-50. He is not on the level of Lance, but as a man in mid 30s, he aint doing too badly. And he just finished the STP (Seattle to Portland) last weekend. I am pretty dang proud of him. Last year, this time, he had not trained even at all. Some serious accomplishment for only 9 months time.
  10. by   NannaNurse
    My dad always had Bradycardia..........I got it too. Usually mine is around 50-55 and even after power walking 1 mile, it rarely goes above 100. I have problems with my BP being low too. During one of my knee surgeries, I was awakened during surgery (which scared the -you-know-what out of me) and noted that my BP was 69/40........doc asked how I felt and I said fine.....next thing I remember I was waking up again, surgery complete.
    Due to stress at work and recovery from extensive surgery, I have had to deal with some hypertension.

    I feel like I'm on a roller-coaster sometimes. I do admire Lance and his dedication. I do hope that he wins this last race.........I think he will.
    He is an inspiration to many, many people!!
  11. by   suebird3
    I remember my MedSurg teacher talking about the low HR in well conditioned athletes. Wasn't all that new, though....my friend at works' stepfather runs about 45-50. He was a runner.
  12. by   Jessy_RN
    [QUOTE=TypicalFish]http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5289509/

    Interesting info. I could have never guessed it.

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