Int J Sports Med 2017; 38(06): 468-472
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-121898
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High-Intensity Intermittent Exercise and Autonomic Modulation: Effects of Different Volume Sessions

Carlos Iván Mesa Castrillón
1  Physiotherapy, Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP), Presidente Prudente, Brazil
,
Rodolfo Augusto Travagin Miranda
1  Physiotherapy, Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP), Presidente Prudente, Brazil
,
Carolina Cabral-Santos
2  Exercise and Immunometabolism Research Group, Department of Physical Education, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) – Presidente Prudente, São Paulo, Brazil
,
Lais Manata Vanzella
1  Physiotherapy, Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP), Presidente Prudente, Brazil
,
Bruno Rodrigues
3  Faculty of Physical Education, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
,
Luiz Carlos Marques Vanderlei
1  Physiotherapy, Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP), Presidente Prudente, Brazil
,
Fábio Santos Lira
2  Exercise and Immunometabolism Research Group, Department of Physical Education, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) – Presidente Prudente, São Paulo, Brazil
,
Eduardo Zapaterra Campos
4  Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Physical Education Department, Recife, Brazil
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accepted after revision 10 November 2016

Publication Date:
07 April 2017 (online)

Abstract

The aim of this study was to compare heart rate variability (HRV) recovery after 2 sessions of high-intensity intermittent exercise at different volumes (1.25 km [HIIE1.25] and 2.5 km [HIIE2.5]). 13 participants determined their maximal aerobic speed (MAS) and completed 2 HIIE (1:1 at 100% MAS) trials. The heart rate was recorded before and after each session. HRV indicators were calculated according to time (RMSSD and SDNN) and frequency (LF, HF and LF/HF ratio) domains. SDNN and RMSSD presented effect of test (F=20.97; p<0.01 and F=21.00; p<0.01, respectively) and moment (F=6.76; p<0.01 and F=12.30; p<0.01, respectively), without interaction. Even though we did not find an interaction effect for any HRV variables, the HIIE2.5 presented a delay of only 5 min in HRV recovery, when compared to HIIE1.25. However, the effects of the test (SDNN, RMSSD, LF-log, and HF-log) indicate higher autonomic stress during the entire recovery period. These findings may indicate that exercise volume interferes with HRV recovery. If so, physically active subjects may choose a lower volume exercise (i. e., HIIE1.25) in order to promote similar physical fitness adaptations with lower loading on autonomic modulation.