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Table 4 Blood lactate concentration, heart rate and perceived exertion (means ± SD) prior to, during and following the 3-min period in the downhill tuck position with vibration and different levels of compression

From: Is leg compression beneficial for alpine skiers?

   Prior to the test Period of vibration Period of recovery
Parameter Compression [mmHg] 1stminute 2ndminute 3ndminute 1stminute 2ndminute 3ndminute 4thminute 5thminute
Blood lactate concentration [mmol·L-1] 0 1.25 ± 0.33     2.80 ± 0.67 4.37 ± 1.02 4.68 ± 1.34   4.39 ± 1.33
20 1.32 ± 0.22   not determined   2.60 ± 0.47 4.04 ± 0.77 4.46 ± 1.00   4.19 ± 1.12
40 1.22 ± 0.24     3.06 ± 0.63 4.11 ± 0.75 4.70 ± 1.36   4.31 ± 1.26
Heart rate [beats · min-1] 0 78 ± 9 123 ± 18 137 ± 25 137 ± 26   113 ± 22 88 ± 21   78 ± 14
20 77 ± 12 126 ± 18 140 ± 21 142 ± 23   108 ± 20 86 ± 16   79 ± 12
40 79 ± 11 128 ± 21 139 ± 25 138 ± 26   104 ± 25 85 ± 14   78 ± 14
Rating of perceived exertion [score on Borg’s scale] Whole body 0    14.2 ±1.6a,b   14.4 ± 1.4   11.5 ± 1.6   9.4 ± 1.8
20    12.8 ±1.4   14.5 ±1.7   11.2 ±2.6   9.5 ± 2.2
40    13.4 ±1.5   14.1 ±1.9   11.1 ± 2.5   9.5 ± 2.3
Thigh 0    16.3 ± 1.2a,b   17.5 ± 1.6   13.4 ± 2.3   11.6 ± 2.3
20    15.5 ± 1.5   17.4 ± 1.8   13.5 ± 2.7   11.8 ± 2.6
40    15.4 ± 1.2   16.9 ± 2.2   13.5 ± 2.6   11.5 ± 2.8
Calf 0    12.8 ± 1.9a,b   13.7 ± 2.7   10.6 ± 2.1   9.8 ± 1.9
20    11.5 ± 2.1   13.8 ± 1.9   10.9 ± 2.8   8.9 ± 2.5
40    11.3 ± 2.8   12.9 ± 2.9   10.4 ± 2.6   9.4 ± 1.9
  1. a P < 0.05 in comparison to the corresponding value for 20 mmHg.
  2. b P < 0.05 in comparison to the corresponding value for 40 mmHg.