, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 117-120
Date: 05 Nov 2010

Heart rate recovery following maximal arm and leg-ergometry

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Abstract

Introduction

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.

Methods

Heart rate recovery was calculated following maximal arm and leg-ergometry.

Results

HRR-1 following maximal arm-ergometry was significantly higher than HRR-1 post maximal and sub-maximal leg-ergometry.

Conclusion

This may be of clinical significance to individuals relying on their upper body for locomotion.

An erratum to this article can be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10286-011-0120-z