The aim of the present study was to examine the recovery heart rate response immediately after aerobic exercise. To achieve the purpose of the study, 15 female endurance-trained athletes who attended university coaching camp at Annamalai University, Chidambaram were selected. The age of the subjects ranged between 18 to 25 years as per university record. To assess the variability in recovery heart rate the heart rate was assessed at five different time of 30 second at 1:00 to 1:30, 2:00 to 2:30, 3:00 to 3:30, 4:00 to 4:30and 5:00 to 5:30 minutes after immediately cessation of Coopper twelve minutes run\walk test. The collected data was analysed using One-Way Repeated Measure ANOVA for comparisons of mean values among five different times of recovery heart rate. When F is significant Scheffe’s test was applied as post hoc test to determine the paired mean difference if any, among different times of the recovery heart rate. The value of 0.05 was set for statistical significance. The results of study showed that there was significant difference in recovery pulse rate among first recovery period, second recovery period, third recovery period, fourth recovery period, fifth recovery period as an acute response to aerobic exercise.


Aerobic exercise Heart rate recovery Heart rate variability Female endurance runner


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