To optimize performance, coaches and athletes are always looking for the right balance between training load and recovery. Therefore, closely monitoring of athletes is important. Heart rate recovery (HRR) after standardized sub maximal exercise has been proposed as a useful variable to monitor (Lamberts et al., 2004). However, it is well known that heart rate, next to biological variability, is influenced by several factors such as training load and psychosocial stress. So, the purpose was to look at individual variability in HRR from one week to another using the heart rate interval monitoring system (HIMS). Methods Eight elite Dutch female indoor hockey players (age: 23.9±3.91yr, length: 155.0±7.01cm, weight: 56.6±6.16kg) completed the HIMS two weeks in a row (Lamberts et al., 2004). The heart rate at the end of the last stage (HRend) was determined and the HRR was calculated one minute after the end of the last stage. Furthermore, training load and psychosocial stress and recovery were monitored using the Foster-method (1998) and the RESTQ-Sport (Nederhof et al., 2008), respectively. Results A strong correlation was found between the HRend from one week to the other (r=0.984 p.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||17th annual congress of the European College of Sport Science - Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Brussels, Belgium|
Duration: 4 Jul 2012 → 7 Jul 2012
Conference number: 17th
|Conference||17th annual congress of the European College of Sport Science|
|Abbreviated title||ECSS 2012|
|Period||4/07/12 → 7/07/12|
- heart rate measurement
van der Does, H., Brink, M., Visscher, C., & Lemmink, K. (2012). Individual variability in heart rate recovery after standardized submaximal exercise. Poster session presented at 17th annual congress of the European College of Sport Science, Brussels, Belgium.