I dont actually know how it determins the resting heart rate? It doesn’t simply take the lowest recorded value as there have been plenty of times I can see that my HR has dropped lower than what my watch has determined is my resting HR.
My Garmin was showing me a HR of 280 before the start of parkrun the other week. Though that was because my strap was running out of battery and had gone haywire. But I can count it right?
But playing along with others:
RHR: 56 (or so)
Max: 202 (or so)
However thats also a bit misleading as for exercise purposes I am realisically limited to around the 95bpm range as a starting point and that doesnt last long. If I even look at a recovery ride it starts out in the 90s and then jumps up to over 100 pretty readily. So working range is more like 100bpm or something like that. The only physical activity I can do where it doesnt go above 100 (all the time) is yoga.
When I started training consistently, yes, I saw a drop in my RHR for sure but never an increase in Max I don’t think. I have been consistently training (12-15hr weeks) for last 2+ years and my RHR has been stable (bar illness or fatigue) in that period.