The Effects of Exercise on Recovery Time

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The Effects of Exercise on Recovery Time Aims ==== I am going to test how long it takes a persons heart rate to return to their resting hear rate after different periods of exercise. I will vary the time spent exercising each time and I will keep the intensity of the exercise constant. Preliminary Work ================ During my preliminary work I tested how my heart rate reacted to different periods of exercise. I measured my resting heart rate at 77 bmp. Unfortunately the school does not own heart monitors so I had to take my pulse manually so this may not be accurate. Firstly I did step-ups for one minute at a set intensity, my heart rate was 117 bpm. Then I did step-ups for two minutes and measured my hear rate, it was 126 bpm. When I did the same exercise and intensity for five minutes my heart rate was 250 bpm. Because I thought that there was enough difference between my bpms I decided to use minutes for my exercise times. I will use one minute, two minutes, three minutes etc up to five minutes. I used a stop clock to measure my bpm. I measured how long it took my body to recover when I exercised for one minute and when I exercised for five minutes. For five minutes of exercise it took my bpm about three minutes to recover and when I exercised for one minute it took my bpm about one minute. I think that these recovery times are far enough apart to use minutes for my experiment. Equipment · Stop clock · Heart monitor · Stepping block Fair test Factors · I will take five repeats of the experiment and average the results to get a better end result. · I will use the same person throughout the experiment because some people will recover faster than others, i.e. people that do a lot of exercise regularly will have a faster recovery rate because their heart and lungs will be fitter and healthier than a person who doesn't
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