Table 2. Heart rate (bpm) and heart rate recovery indices for each recovery condition in athletes and non-athletes.
HRrest, heart rate at rest; HRexercise, heart rate during exercise for the last 3 minutes;
T, time constant of exponentially fitted 5 minute heart rate recovery;
HR0, stabilized heart rate following exercise. Values are
presented for athletes and non-athletes for inactive recovery in the
upright seated position (SeatInact), active
recovery in the upright seated position (SeatAct),
supine position (Sup), and supine position with elevated legs (SupElev)
as means (± SD).* p< 0.05, athletes vs. non-athletes; † p <
0.01, vs. seated inactive; § p <0.01,
vs. seated active.