The heart rate at rest. The average resting heart rate is between 60–80 beats min−1. Regular endurance training can reduce the resting heart rate to less than 40 beats min−1. During initial training, the resting heart rate of previously sedentary subjects decreases by about 1 beats min−1 week−1. An increase in resting heart rate may indicate stress from overtraining.
Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.