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why does an athlete or person in good physical condition has a lower resting heart rate than a person who is relatively unfit.


I ran a Google search using these terms:

athlete resting heart rate
(notice the correct spelling of athlete, or I wouldn't have gotten decent results)

Here are two of the websites at the top of the results list:

Athlete's Heart - Just like other muscles, the heart responds to ...
The most important muscle an athlete develops is her heart. Generally as she becomes more fit, her resting heart rate slows - a sign that her heart is ...
http://www.sportsdoctor.com/articles/heart.html

Heart rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Resting heart rates can be significantly lower in athletes, and significantly higher in the obese. The body can increase the heart rate in response to a ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_rate

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