Home > Journals > Medicina dello Sport > Past Issues > Medicina dello Sport 2010 June;63(2) > Medicina dello Sport 2010 June;63(2):209-19





A Journal on Sports Medicine

Official Journal of the Italian Sports Medicine Federation
Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, EMBASE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 0,163




Medicina dello Sport 2010 June;63(2):209-19

language: English, Italian

Post-exercise responses in blood pressure, heart rate and rate pressure product in endurance and resistance exercise

Mohebbi H. 1, Rahmani-Nia F. 1, Sheikholeslami Vatani D. 2, Faraji H. 3

1 Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran
2 University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran
3 Department of Physical Education & Sport Science, Azad University Branch of Marivan, Marivan, Iran


Aim. To examine cardiovascular responses during recovery from resistance and endurance exercise, twenty normotensive men were classified to resistance and endurance exercise groups and randomly assigned to three trials for each.
Methods. Resistance exercise consisted of three sets of five exercises using Low intensity 40% 1RM (RL), High intensity 80% 1RM (RH) and Low intensity Short volume (RLS). Endurance exercise performed cycle ergometer exercise bouts at Low intensity 40% (EL), High 80% V.O2peak (EH) and Low intensity Short duration (ELS). Blood pressure, heart rate and rate pressure product were measured before exercise and at intervals of 10 min for 90 min after exercise.
Results. After EL, EH and ELS trials, systolic and diastolic blood pressure were similarly lower than before exercise at 10 through 90 min (p<0.05). In contrast, after RL, RH and RLS trials, systolic blood pressure was similarly decreased and persisted for 60 min.
Conclusion. In conclusion, intensity and duration of exercise do not play significant roles in magnitude and duration of post exercise hypotension.

top of page

Publication History

Cite this article as

Corresponding author e-mail