I’m wondering if anyone else is experiencing these exercise related issues during mountain biking (or any other strenuous activity) with a pacemaker:
My pacemaker is set a 140bpm max. Muscle fatigue is instantaneous when climbing hills, and my recovery after a ride is almost non-existent. My theory is that because I’m not getting adequate blood supply to the muscles I'm not getting a good oxygen supply either resulting in an all-over weakened state of movement. Recovery takes at least a week. Does this make sense to you?
I have been off my mountain bike for many years because of heart issues but am now regaining a decent level of fitness. I'm not pushing myself beyond my capabilities but these restrictions are making it difficult to do more than very short rides. I plan on having my device's pace changed to 155bpm soon. I’m hoping that offers some relief.
Any ideas? Similar experiences?