Heart Rate Variability: Effect of Exercise Intensity on Postexercise Response
Authors: James, David V.B.; Munson, Steven C.; Maldonado-Martin, Sara; De Ste Croix, Mark B.A.
Source: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, Volume 83, Number 4, December 2012 , pp. 533-539(7)
Abstract:The purpose of the present study was to investigate the influence of two exercise intensities (moderate and severe) on heart rate variability (HRV) response in 16 runners 1 hr prior to (-1 hr) and at +1 hr, +24 hr, +48 hr, and +72 hr following each exercise session. Time domain indexes and a high frequency component showed a significant decrease (p < .001) between -1 hr and +1 hr for severe intensity. The low frequency component in normalized units significantly increased (p < .01) for severe intensity at +1 hr. Only severe exercise elicited a change in HRV outcomes postexercise, resulting in a reduction in the parasympathetic influence on the heart at +1 hr; however, values returned to baseline levels by +24 hr.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2012-12-01
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