International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Experimental Result Paper | Physiology | Brazil | Volume 11 Issue 10, October 2022


Blood Pressure Behavior in Healthy Youngs after Mixed Cycle Ergometer (Upper and Lower-Limbs) or Bike Cycle Ergometer Sessions: An Experimental Study

Raphael Martins Cunha | Iranse Oliveira-Silva | Jose Wilhan Cardoso Santos | Rafael dos Santos Cardozo | Fernanda Grazielle da Silva Azevedo Nora


Abstract: Background: The blood pressure (BP) effects of aerobic exercise performed on a cycle ergometer are widely studied. However, little is known about mixed cycle ergometers (cycle ergometers where you exercise lower and upper limbs simultaneously).Objective: To evaluate the BP effects after two protocols of continuous aerobic exercise performed on a bike cycle ergometer and a mixed cycle ergometer. Methods: Seventy-five healthy normotensive young people (male and female) aged 21.4?2.8years, 1.72?0.08m, 67.2?13.1kg, and 22.4?3.6kg/m2 participated in an experimental study. They were divided randomly into three groups of 25 participants each. The experiment consisted of a single session of continuous aerobic exercise, with a 30-minuteduration; the intensity of ~65% HRMax adapted and Borg Scale, in 2 protocols: 1) Bike Cycle Ergometer Protocol (P-Bike); 2) Mixed Cycle Ergometer (P-Mixed); a 3) Control Protocol (P-Control) without exercise. BP measurements were taken before, immediately after, and 15, 30, and 45 minutes after the protocols. Results: At the end of the experimental protocols, both experimental protocols showed similar rises in SBP, P-Bike: ?+13, P-Mixed ?+10.3 mmHg, and DBP showed a rise, P-Bike ?+6.5 mmHg, P-Mixed ?+0.9 mmH compared to CS (p<0.05). At 15 minutes, SBP and SBP returned to baseline. After a few moments, the BP diminishes but without significance. Conclusions: The BP increased after both exercise protocols by the same magnitude, returning to baseline after a few moments. These findings support the mixed cycle ergometer's safe prescription in low-to-moderate intensity.


Keywords: Aerobic exercise, Blood Pressure, Acute responses


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 10, October 2022,


Pages: 1291 - 1295


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