Effect of Moderate Versus high Intensity Interval Exercise training on Vascular Function in Inactive Latin-American Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, JE Correa-Bautista, Diana Camelo-Prieto, Paula Andrea Hernández-Quiñonez, JE Correa-Bautista, Maria Alejandra Tordecilla Sanders, Mikel Izquierdo

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Abstract

We investigated the effect of moderate versus high-intensity interval exercise training on the HRV indices in physically inactive adults. Twenty inactive adults were randomly allocated to receive either moderate intensity training (MCT group) or high-intensity interval training (HIT group). The MCT group performed aerobic training at an intensity of 55-75%, which consisted of walking on a treadmill at 60-80% of the maximum heart rate (HRmax) until the expenditure of 300 kcal. The HIT group ran on a treadmill for 4 minutes at 85-95% peak HRmax and had a recovery of 4 minutes at 65% peak HRmax until the expenditure of 300 kcal. Supine resting HRV indices (time domain: SDNN, standard deviation of normal-to-normal intervals; rMSSD, Root mean square successive difference of RR intervals and frequency domain: HFLn, high-frequency spectral power; LF, low-frequency spectral power and HF/LF ratio) were measured at baseline and 12 weeks thereafter. The SDNN changes were 3.4 (8.9) ms in the MCT group and 29.1 (7.6) ms in the HIT group (difference between groups 32.6 [95% CI, 24.9 to 40.4 (P = 0.01)]. The LF/HFLn ratio change 0.19 (0.03) ms in the MCT group and 0.13 (0.01) ms in the HIT group (P between groups = 0.016). No significant group differences were observed for the rMSSD, HF and LF parameters. In inactive adults, this study showed that a 12-week HIT training program could increase short-term HRV, mostly in vagally mediated indices such as SDNN and HF/LFLn ratio power.
Translated title of the contributionEfecto del entrenamiento con ejercicios a intervalos de intensidad moderada versus alta sobre la función vascular en adultos latinoamericanos inactivos: un ensayo clínico aleatorizado
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-30
Number of pages1
JournalMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Volume49
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2017

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