According to the American Heart Association, a normal pulse rate after exercise is between 50 and 85 percent of the maximum heart rate at rest. Azcentral recognizes 60 to 85 percent of the maximum heart rate to be normal.
An actual post-exercise heart rate depends on the intensity of the workout. The AHA gives a simple method for calculating the maximum heart rate at rest: 220 minus age. Maintaining a heart rate of around 70 percent of its maximum during exercise ensures the same heart rate immediately after the exercise. According to azcentral, a sign of overall heath and fitness is the time for the pulse to return to the resting value.