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Background/Objectives: The aims of this study is to compare the effects of five recovery postures (standing position, Upright sitting position, Forward sitting position on the table, Reclining position with the chair back, supine position) on heart rate and respiration rate during 5 minutes of rest after exercise to target heart rate (Maximum heart rate 70%) and find the best recovery posture.
Methods/Statistical analysis: A group of twenty-one healthy adult men from S University used treadmill for 5 to 10 minutes each at 70% of the maximum HR value. After exercise, each of the five recovery postures was measured for five minutes on different days.
Findings: As a result of the experiment, the heart rate showed the best recovery rate of the Supine position, followed by FSP(Forward sitting position) on the table, RPB(Reclining position with the chair back), USP(Upright sitting position), and Standing position. As the results of respiratory rate did not differ significantly between postures, statistics of each posture showed that the Supine postion showed the highest value among the recovery postures, and the FSP on the table showed the highest value among the three sitting postures.
Improvements/Applications: It is showed that the application of the heart rate and respiratory rate recovery rate is achieved by applying the Supine position and FSP on the table during the recovery posture.