7th Annual WML Academic Symposium

Time: 1:30 PM
Rm 225
Presenter(s): Caleb Jones
Title: The Effect of a 6 Week Training Program on Hearth Rate Acceleration as a Parameter for Measuring Fitness
Developed under the guidance of Dr. Jennifer Bunn , Exercise Science and Physical Therapy

The purpose of this study was to investigate heart rate (HR) acceleration as a useful parameter for measuring fitness as an individual becomes more trained. Ten untrained participants completed six weeks of exercise training. Training included three cardio workouts and two circuit workouts each week. HR was monitored during all exercise sessions, and participants were instructed to stay within individually prescribed HR zones. Before each session, participants completed a standardized 15-minute warmup, at prescribed workloads. A multivariate repeated-measures ANOVA did not show a change in HR acceleration despite six weeks of training contrary to what cross-sectional studies have shown previously.