I'm trying to get some definitive info on what my safe exercise heart rate should be. I am 60 year old. I had a triple CABG 5 months ago. I am on 3.75mg bisoprol and 1.25mg Ramipril, daily. I take a statin and aspirin as well. My medication induced resting heart rate is typically around 45-52 bpm.
So, reading the internet, for a 'normal' person, the max heart rate for a male is 220 minus age. For me that would be 160 bpm. I then have to allow for the betablockers lowering my heart rate. When I went to Cardiac Rehab I was told my max should only be 110 bpm. I'll be honest, that was a total waste of time for me, I never felt like I was working. I have set my own target as 130 bpm (so 30 below the theoretical max). I have been using this for a while - I go as high as 140 on the odd spike, but on average across a 40 minute static bike session I'll average around 115 bpm or so. My recovery times are coming down in leaps and bounds. I feel really good and a lot healthier than I have done in years, but am I doing harm?
What have others been told or what are you doing