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Active recovery counteracts the post-exercise rise in plasma-free fatty acids.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11099367     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present study investigated the effect of active recovery (AR) as compared to rest recovery (RR) upon FFA concentrations following moderate- (MI) or high-intensity (HI) running. Fourteen well-trained males (23.7 +/- 6 years, VáO2max = 69.5 +/- 1.8ml á min-1 kg-1) were randomly assigned into two trials (HI = 30 min at 82% of VáO2max; MI = 60 min at 75% of VáO2max). Within each group, the subject completed two sets of experiments of running followed by either AR (15 min running at 50% of VáO2max) or RR (complete rest in the supine position). Plasma volume changes after the exercise did not deviate between the AR or RR trials. In both the HI and MI trials, AR resulted in lower FFA peaks and lower overall FFA concentrations while performing AR (p <.05). However, upon discontinuing AR, there was a rise in the FFA concentration. At 120-min post-exercise, the FFA concentrations after AR and RR were not significantly different. The changes in the FFA/albumin ratio were similar to the FFA responses. It is concluded that AR may counteract the rise in FFA 5-15 minutes after exercise.
I Wigerneas; S B Strømme; A T Høstmark
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1526-484X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab     Publication Date:  2000 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-10     Completed Date:  2001-06-07     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100939812     Medline TA:  Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  404-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Norwegian University of Sports and Physical Education P. O. Box 4014 Ullevaal Station, N-0806 Oslo, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Volume / physiology
Cross-Over Studies
Fatty Acids, Nonesterified / blood*,  metabolism
Lactic Acid / blood
Lipid Metabolism
Oxygen Consumption
Physical Endurance / physiology*
Physical Exertion* / physiology
Rest* / physiology
Serum Albumin
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fatty Acids, Nonesterified; 0/Serum Albumin; 50-21-5/Lactic Acid

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