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Thursday, April 12 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Female Athletes Recover from Forearm Fatigue Faster than Female Non-Athletes as Evidenced by Heart Rate and Grip Strength Recovery

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In a professional setting, a therapist needs to know how much time to allow their client to recover from an exercise. There have been few experiments done that look at the ideal recovery time from fatigue. The purpose of this study is to find the difference in fatigue and recovery time in female college-aged athletes and non-athletes. Heart rate recovery will be improved in those with cardiovascular fitness in the first thirty seconds, but after this time period, heart rate recovery will occur at the same rate. Thirty female college students, fifteen athletes and fifteen non-athletes, were subjected to an isometric fatigue test until failure and then tested to see their recovery time. Initial data suggests that athletes do take longer to fatigue, but the non-athletes recover faster.

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Harrison Collacott

I am a Graceland senior from Garden Grove, California who is majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry and Health. While attending Graceland, I also played Intercollegiate Baseball. I was recently accepted into Rockhurst University's Physical Therapy program.

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Thursday April 12, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Shaw Center Lobby

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