International Journal of Exercise Science 10(8): 1165-1173, 2017. The aim of the study was to determine the acute systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure, rating of perceived exertion (RPE) and heart rate (HR) responses following two intense training sessions (24 hours apart). Nine male extreme conditioning program (ECP) practitioners with more than 6 months of experience (age 26.7 ± 6.6 years; body mass 78.8 ± 13.2 kg; body fat 13.5 ± 6.2 %) completed two experimental ECP sessions. Cardiovascular variables were measured before, immediately after and every 15 min during a 45 min recovery following each experimental session. Compared with pre-exercise data, our results showed a SBP decrease at 30 min post exercise session 1 (P≤0.05) and at 45 min following exercise session 2. DBP decreased (P≤0.05) at 15 min and 30 min following exercise session 1 and at 30 min after the exercise session 2, respectively. HR remained significantly higher (P≤0.05) 45 min following the first and second exercise session compared with pre-exercise values. Exercise session 1 induced a higher increase in HR (86 ± 11% of HRmax versus 82 ± 12% of HRmax, p = 0.01) and RPE (8.8 ± 1.2 versus 8.0 ± 1.2, p = 0.02) when compared to exercise session 2. In conclusion, post-exercise hypotension occurs following strenuous exercise sessions, regardless of the session design, which may have an important role in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
Tibana, Ramires Alsamir; Almeida, Leonardo Mesquita; de Sousa Neto, Ivo Vieira; Sousa, Nuno Manoel Frade de; Almeida, Jeeser Alves de; de Salles, Belmiro Freitas; Bentes, Claudio Melibeu; Voltarelli, Fabricio Azevedo; Collier, Scott; and Prestes, Jonato
"Extreme Conditioning Program Induced Acute Hypotensive Effects are Independent of the Exercise Session Intensity,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Vol. 10
8, Pages 1165 - 1173.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/vol10/iss8/7