Table 4

Blood lactate concentration, heart rate and perceived exertion (means ± SD) prior to, during and following the 3-min period in the downhill tuck position with vibration and different levels of compression
Prior to the test Period of vibration Period of recovery
Parameter Compression [mmHg] 1st minute 2nd minute 3nd minute 1st minute 2nd minute 3nd minute 4th minute 5th minute
Blood lactate concentration [mmol·L-1] 0 1.25 ± 0.33 2.80 ± 0.67 4.37 ± 1.02 4.68 ± 1.34 4.39 ± 1.33
20 1.32 ± 0.22 not determined 2.60 ± 0.47 4.04 ± 0.77 4.46 ± 1.00 4.19 ± 1.12
40 1.22 ± 0.24 3.06 ± 0.63 4.11 ± 0.75 4.70 ± 1.36 4.31 ± 1.26
Heart rate [beats · min-1] 0 78 ± 9 123 ± 18 137 ± 25 137 ± 26 113 ± 22 88 ± 21 78 ± 14
20 77 ± 12 126 ± 18 140 ± 21 142 ± 23 108 ± 20 86 ± 16 79 ± 12
40 79 ± 11 128 ± 21 139 ± 25 138 ± 26 104 ± 25 85 ± 14 78 ± 14
Rating of perceived exertion [score on Borg’s scale] Whole body 0 14.2 ±1.6a,b 14.4 ± 1.4 11.5 ± 1.6 9.4 ± 1.8
20 12.8 ±1.4 14.5 ±1.7 11.2 ±2.6 9.5 ± 2.2
40 13.4 ±1.5 14.1 ±1.9 11.1 ± 2.5 9.5 ± 2.3
Thigh 0 16.3 ± 1.2a,b 17.5 ± 1.6 13.4 ± 2.3 11.6 ± 2.3
20 15.5 ± 1.5 17.4 ± 1.8 13.5 ± 2.7 11.8 ± 2.6
40 15.4 ± 1.2 16.9 ± 2.2 13.5 ± 2.6 11.5 ± 2.8
Calf 0 12.8 ± 1.9a,b 13.7 ± 2.7 10.6 ± 2.1 9.8 ± 1.9
20 11.5 ± 2.1 13.8 ± 1.9 10.9 ± 2.8 8.9 ± 2.5
40 11.3 ± 2.8 12.9 ± 2.9 10.4 ± 2.6 9.4 ± 1.9

aP < 0.05 in comparison to the corresponding value for 20 mmHg.

bP < 0.05 in comparison to the corresponding value for 40 mmHg.

Sperlich et al.

Sperlich et al. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2013 5:18   doi:10.1186/2052-1847-5-18

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