Reaction of lower limb regional blood flow to step ergometric load in athletes

A. V. Kabachkova, Yu S. Frolova, L. V. Kapilevich

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Adaptation to muscular activity is a systemic response of the body, aimed at achieving high fitness level with the minimal physiological cost. This dynamic process is based on the formation of a new response program, which is determined by external and internal conditions of activity. Cardiovascular system (CVS) acts as one of the limiting factors, the re- alization of the motor potential depends on its adaptabilities. Numerous scientific papers, particularly in the field of cardiodynamics and systemic hemodynamics, are dedicated to the studies of athletes' cardiovascular system. It is still relevant to study the features of regional circulation. Currently, there are reports on the state of the muscle blood flow in athletes engaged in cyclic (athletics, swimming, skiing, cycling, short track) and acyclic, mainly power, sports (weightlifting, powerlift-ing). Rheovasography is one of the methods for studying the peripheral circulation. The purpose of the present study was to examine the response of the lower limb regional blood flow to the step-ergometric load in athletes depending on the nature of the training process. The reaction of the lower limb regional blood flow to the step-ergometric load varies in athletes depending on the nature of the training process In the group of athletes involved in martial arts, the amount of static loads (especially for the lower limb muscles) is higher, which leads to a high level of blood filling in the state of relative rest and the venous outflow enhancement in response to the load through the tone redistribution between the pre-and post-capillary sphincters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-58
Number of pages3
JournalTeoriya i Praktika Fizicheskoy Kultury
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes



  • Blood filling
  • Martial arts
  • Regional circulation
  • Sport games

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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