Physiological responses of athletes to rhythmic loads

Yu G. Kalinnikova, E. S. Inozemtseva, L. V. Kapilevich

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Objective of the study was to rate effects of variable rhythmic loads on the athlete's functional status. It was demonstrated that the physiological and psychophysiological responses to physical loads in the female athletes engaged in aerobics are largely dependent on the rhythm and pace of the musical illustration, with the latter found to contribute to the coherence of the electrical activity in the cerebral cortex. On the other hand, physical loads under inappropriate rhythm and pace of the musical illustration were found to suppress the coherence. Forecast algorithms for the psycho-physiological responses under variable physical loads need to be developed with due consideration for the primary body functional state; and the algorithms could be beneficial for the training process efficiency improvement via better mobilisation of the bodily resources; higher resistance to physical and mental loads; and faster adaptation to variable external environments. Health improvement aerobics may facilitate the trainees' progress conditional on the following: prudent design of the training sessions with their elements focused on different functionality aspects; perfect execution techniques with due load management; and encouraging musical illustration with the appropriate rhythm and pace.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-92
Number of pages2
JournalTeoriya i Praktika Fizicheskoy Kultury
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Aerobics
  • Electromyography.
  • Rhythmic load

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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