The Running-Based Anaerobic Sprint Test (RAST) is an important tool for prescribing and monitoring training. The aim of this study was to evaluate cardiovascular changes by the variables heart rate and blood pressure in soccer players tested with RAST. A trial with 20 soccer players who trained daily and participated in sub-18 soccer championships. The heart rate (HR) was collected at rest (before warming) and right after the end of the test, as well as the systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure. For statistics it was used the paired t-test with p<0.05. The collected data show that the values at resting time point can be considered normal for healthy young people and after the test it was observed that the HR and SBP increased significantly as compared with resting time, and the DPB presented no statistically changes. Conclusion: The results showed that the cardiovascular changes occurring in the RAST test, which is an effort with anaerobic features, are similar to changes in high-intensity aerobic efforts.
Neto, João Bartholomeu; Assumpção, Cláudio de Oliveira; Asano, Ricardo Yukio; and Souza, Marco Antonio de Freitas
"Changes in heart rate and blood pressure in sub-18 soccer players tested with Running-Based Anaerobic Sprint Test,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings:
1, Article 35.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab/vol1/iss1/35