Getting to the heart of the matter

Cyclist are known to have great hearts and lungs, but as endurance cyclist get older, you are more likely to have heart rhythm disturbance, known as arrhythmia... CW finds out more

Elite cyclists are renowned for having efficient hearts and cardiovascular systems, boasting low resting heart rates and the ability to work at a high percentage of their maximum.

The likes of Miguel Indurain reportedly had a resting heart rate of 28 beats per minutes, significantly lower than the average adult’s 60-100.

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