I've recently joined a gym and was recently told by dr that I have psvt arrhythmia.
I am female, 33, 5ft 5, 124 lbs and want to get toned really bad.
I do have a heart rate monitor and seem to get a rapid heart rate too quickly whenever I go to the gym (at random times when doing nothing too). Dr says I can go to gym, but need to go to hospital if it stays at 200 or more for too long.
Basically, I am there for about 10 min, sometimes less, sometime longer, and my heart rate will go up in a very short time to 150's, then in 180's, and then shoots up to 200 or more (monitor stops counting at 250 and goes blank), so I have to cough/hold my breath to slow it down and not pass out.
I usually do the circuit (series of light resistance machines), then move to the ab machine/cycle/step machines.
Any tips so I can keep working out without constantly having to stop and slow my heart rate down? I feel like I am not getting any beneficial exercise in as I have to keep stopping/slowing down so my heart rate doesn't go too high.
Thanks for any advice offered, I really appreciate it :)