Ask the Expert
Dr. Joe Martin
Dr. Joe is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, an expert in neuro-musculoskeletal medicine, and the founder and CEO of Function Better Physical Therapy.
Q: I've been running/racing for 10yrs. My resting heart rate is 45. I know runners have low heart rates but is this normal?
A: "Hi Colleen! If we can assume you have been running religiously and asymptomatically for 10 years it is likely that your RHR is a reflection of your excellent cardiovascular health. However, a simple cardiology consult can rule out any type of bradycardia condition." --Dr. Joe