Effects of active recovery on autonomic and haemodynamic responses after aerobic exercise

Antonio H G Soares, Tiago P Oliveira, Bruno R Cavalcante, Breno Q Farah, Aluísio H R A Lima, Gabriel G Cucato, Crivaldo G Cardoso, Raphael M Ritti-Dias

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the effect of active recovery on autonomic and haemodynamic responses after exercise in healthy adults. Nineteen healthy young male individuals underwent two experimental sessions: exercise with active recovery (AR) and exercise with passive recovery (PR). The exercise sessions comprised three phases: warm-up (5 min), exercise phase (cycle ergometer, 30 min, intensity between 60 and 70% of the heart rate reserve) and recovery (5 min). In the AR, the subjects remained cycling in the recovery phase at intensity between 30% and 35% of heart rate reserve, while in the PR, the subjects stopped the exercise after finishing the exercise phase. Blood pressure and heart rate were measured before and over the 30 min after the interventions. There were no differences for systolic and diastolic blood pressures, heart rate and rate pressure product between active and passive recovery sessions. Also, all heart rate variability parameters changed similarly after exercise with passive or active recovery sessions. In summary, exercise with active recovery does not affect the autonomic and haemodynamic responses after moderate-intensity aerobic exercise in healthy young male individuals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-67
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
Volume37
Issue number1
Early online date17 Jul 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

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