Heart rate recovery following maximal arm and leg-ergometry
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- Ranadive, S.M., Fahs, C.A., Yan, H. et al. Clin Auton Res (2011) 21: 117. doi:10.1007/s10286-010-0094-2
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Different exercise modes result in different heart rate recovery (HRR) patterns which could be related to the greater vagal reactivation following arm compared to leg-ergometry.
Heart rate recovery was calculated following maximal arm and leg-ergometry.
HRR-1 following maximal arm-ergometry was significantly higher than HRR-1 post maximal and sub-maximal leg-ergometry.
This may be of clinical significance to individuals relying on their upper body for locomotion.