I’m 13, and during PE I regularly reach 200+ BPM right after I’m done with what they call our “fitness plan.” I can feel my heart racing, but I’m not lightheaded or anything. My heart rate goes down to a reasonably low level (around 120) within 2-3 minutes of being finished with the 10-minute workout.

I don’t feel like I work out overly hard. I just do as best as I reasonably can without injuring myself (so about 90% of my best).

I’m pretty athletic (but not into sports, I don’t play sports; what I mean by this is I can do around 40 push ups, 120ish curl ups, which is a lot higher than a vast majority of people my age).

Is this normal?

  • I‘ve flagged this question for mod attention, there is a site “PhysicalFitness.SE” where this would be a better fit. It’s off-topic here.
    – Narusan
    Sep 28 '17 at 5:34
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    @Narusan-in-coma Hit refresh and look at it now. It's not off topic at all. It's a cardiology question.
    – Carey Gregory
    Sep 28 '17 at 5:36
  • @CareyGregory I haven’t VTC, but I think that OP would get better answers over at Fitness.SE.
    – Narusan
    Sep 28 '17 at 7:34
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    @Narusan-in-coma - Fitness is not a dumping ground for anything that could possibly be exercise. In this case, it would quickly be closed, as we have no idea what would be a normal heart rate without a clinical MHR test.
    – JohnP
    Sep 28 '17 at 14:35
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    @JohnP My apologies if I sounded like that. I’ll probably have a few visits at Fitness.SE to better grasp the concept of this site.
    – Narusan
    Sep 28 '17 at 14:41

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