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Peripheral and systemic circulation after local dynamic exercise and recovery using passive foot movement and electrostimulation.
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PMID:  17641602     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: This study analyzed the effect of additional means of recovery (passive foot movements [PFM] and electrical stimulation [ES]), on peripheral and systemic circulation. METHODS: The subjects were 16 endurance athletes. A period of passive rest (PR), ES and PFM were applied in 3 trials during which arterial blood flow in calf muscles, stroke volume (SV), heart rate (HR) and cardiac output (CO) were recorded. Repetitive exercise loading at 75% of maximum voluntary contraction to exhaustion was performed. RESULTS: A 15-min period of PR did not appreciably decrease residual fatigue of the exercised muscles, and working capacity during the second physical loading decreased by 84.9+/-28.3 Nm (P<0.05). After ES and PFM, muscle working capacity decreased insignificantly versus the values after the first loadings. After PR, SV (78+/-4.5 mL, P<0.05) and CO (5+/-0.3 L/min, P<0.05) decreased versus baseline values (95+/-6.6 mL and 5.8+/-0.3 L/min, respectively). After additional ES and PFM, SV and CO decreased insignificantly versus baseline values. CONCLUSION: ES and PFM improve blood return to the heart. After dynamic exercise, ES and PFM, applied as additional means of recovery, can enhance recovery and restore muscle working capacity.
A Grunovas; V Silinskas; J Poderys; E Trinkunas
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0022-4707     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sports Med Phys Fitness     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-20     Completed Date:  2007-12-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376337     Medline TA:  J Sports Med Phys Fitness     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  335-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory of Kinesiology, Lithuanian Academy of Physical Education, Kaunas, Lithuania.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Circulation / physiology*
Cardiac Output / physiology*
Foot / blood supply*,  physiology
Heart Rate / physiology
Movement / physiology*
Muscle, Skeletal / physiology*
Physical Endurance / physiology*
Prospective Studies
Stroke Volume / physiology

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