Table 1. Heart rate (HR), systolic and diastolic blood pressure (BP), double product (DP) and blood lactic acid concentration (La) of subjects’ prior to, immediately after and during recovery from PNF exercise. Data are means (±SD).
  Before PNF After PNF 1st min Recovery3rd min 5th min
HR (b·min-1) 82 (10) 108 (15)a 82 (11) 81 (9) 80 (11)
Systolic BP (mmHg) 117.0(10.3) e 125.0 (10.8)a 116.0 (11.1) d,e 114.0 (9.9) c 112.0 (10.1) b,d
Diastolic BP (mmHg) 71.0 (9.6) 75.0 (7.7)c,d,e 72.0 (7.8) 72.0 (9.5) 70.0 (8.2)
DP 95.8 (16.4) e 134.5 (23.8)a 96.3 (17.8) d,e 92.8 (14.3) c 90.7 (16.5) b,d
Blood La (mmol·L-1) .69 (.31) c,d,e 3.99 (14.63) 1.41 (.59) e 1.28 (.72) 1.10 (.65) c
significantly different from measurements at 5 min of recovery (p < 0.05).
significantly different from measurements at 3 min of recovery (p < 0.05).
significantly different from measurements at 1 min of recovery (p < 0.05).
significantly different from measurements before PNF (p < 0.05).
significantly different from measurements before PNF, and at 1, 3 and 5 min of recovery (p < 0.05).