Print Email Facebook Twitter A systematic review on heart-rate recovery to monitor changes in training status in athletes Title A systematic review on heart-rate recovery to monitor changes in training status in athletes Author Daanen, H.A.M. Lamberts, R.P. Kallen, V.L. Jin, A. Meeteren, N.L.U. Publication year 2012 Abstract Heart-rate recovery (HRR) has been proposed as a marker of autonomic function and training status in athletes. The authors performed a systematic review of studies that examined HRR after training. Five cross-sectional studies and 8 studies investigating changes over time (longitudinal) met our criteria. Three out of 5 cross-sectional studies observed a faster HRR in trained compared with untrained subjects, while 2 articles showed no change as a result of training. Most longitudinal studies observed a corresponding increase in HRR and power output (training status). Although confounding factors such as age, ambient temperature, and the intensity and duration of the exercise period preceding HRR make it difficult to compare these studies, the available studies indicated that HRR was related to training status. Therefore, the authors conclude that HRR has the potential to become a valuable tool to monitor changes in training status in athletes and less well-trained subjects, but more studies and better standardization are required to match this potential. Subject HumanTPI - Training & Performance InnovationsBSS - Behavioural and Societal SciencesHealthy for LifeHealthHealthy Livingheart-rate variabilityoxygen uptake To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:04ac4fca-b348-40fd-8be1-3556ecb8320b TNO identifier 463529 Source International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 7, 251-260 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.