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    I'd descibe myself as slim and quite fit, but there's something odd going on when I exercise.
    I'm 132lbs and 5ft7.

    I haven't gone to the doctor about it yet cos it isn't something I see as an immediate problem and I think they'll just tell me i'm unfit or whatever.
    Basically when I use the treadmill or crosstrainer I try to use the fat burn setting, but the machine soon beeps and tells me to slow my heart rate down to stay within the fat-burn zone.

    My heart rate is sometimes at over 200 bpm!

    I try to slow down but it's hard to do so since I wasn't going overly energetically in the first place.

    Any ideas? Is this a health concern/medical issue or am I just really unfit?
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    (Original post by shuperstar)
    I'd descibe myself as slim and quite fit, but there's something odd going on when I exercise.
    I'm 132lbs and 5ft7.

    I haven't gone to the doctor about it yet cos it isn't something I see as an immediate problem and I think they'll just tell me i'm unfit or whatever.
    Basically when I use the treadmill or crosstrainer I try to use the fat burn setting, but the machine soon beeps and tells me to slow my heart rate down to stay within the fat-burn zone.

    My heart rate is sometimes at over 200 bpm!

    I try to slow down but it's hard to do so since I wasn't going overly energetically in the first place.

    Any ideas? Is this a health concern/medical issue or am I just really unfit?
    How long does it take to reach that rate?i usually end up there right before i cant feel my legs ;p ...
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    About 10-15mins usually. Then as you said I tend to get knackered and it's mind over matter from there on. But I feel bad though for carrying on when my heart is bouncing out of my chest like that, surely it's trying to tell me something?!? It's scary.
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    Machine fault? When it says 200bpm, stop and take your pulse manually.
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    Yeah, when I hit 200bpm I know it, hit it a couple of times right at the end of my sprint intervals in HIIT.. At that point you feel faint, dizzy, will be gasping for breath etc..

    It's probably a fault with the machine, in all likelyness.
 
 
 
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