Jan 04, 2010
I've been having trouble with my heart acting kind of funny since an ablation for WPW back in early November. I started going back to the gym about four weeks after the procedure, and my HR would take a long time to come back down. An hour after working out, my HR would still be in the 90's. 2-3 hours later maybe 80. It really wouldn't get back down to my normal resting rate of ~60 until the next morning. Sleeping could be difficult with my heart still going a bit faster than usual.
Anyway, my last workout before taking some time off for the holidays was on 12/23, and I had the same problem. Today I was back at work and so I figured I'd get back to the gym and hope for the best. I haven't been working out too hard because of this issue, but I did do about 20 minutes on the X-trainer thing at a moderate resistance. I think I got my HR gradually up to about 130. After first returning to my office my HR was about 80, and an hour later it was down in the low 60's. I think that's a good sign! Tomorrow maybe I'll push a bit harder and see how it goes.