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The effect of eccentric strength training on heart rate and on its variability during isometric exercise in healthy older men.
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PMID:  18987877     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to investigate if chronic eccentric strength training (ST) affects heart rate (HR) and heart rate variability (HRV) during sub-maximal isometric voluntary contractions (SIVC). The training group (TG) (9 men, 62 +/- 2) was submitted to ST (12 weeks, 2 days/week, 2-4 sets of 8-12 repetitions at 75-80% peak torque (PT). The control group (CG) (8 men, 64 +/- 4) did not perform ST. The HR and the HRV (RMSSD index) were evaluated during SIVC of the knee extension (15, 30 and 40% of PT). ST increased the eccentric torque only in TG, but did not change the isometric PT and the duration of SIVC. During SIVC, the HR response pattern and the RMSSD index were similar for both groups in pre- and post-training evaluations. Although ST increased the eccentric torque in the TG, it did not generate changes in HR or HRV.
A C M Takahashi; R C Melo; R J Quitério; E Silva; A M Catai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-11-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of applied physiology     Volume:  105     ISSN:  1439-6327     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Appl. Physiol.     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-09     Completed Date:  2009-03-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100954790     Medline TA:  Eur J Appl Physiol     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  315-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Núcleo de Pesquisa em Exercício Físico, Depto de Fisioterapia, UFSCar, Via Washington Luiz, Km 235, CP: 676, São Carlos, SP 13565-905, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Biological / physiology*
Autonomic Nervous System / physiology
Exercise Test
Heart Rate / physiology*
Isometric Contraction / physiology*
Middle Aged
Muscle Fatigue / physiology
Muscle Strength / physiology
Physical Endurance / physiology
Resistance Training*

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