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The Effect of Smoking on the Recuperation after Exercise



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Purpose: The purpose of this studing was to examine the effect of smoking on the recuperation after exercise. Methods: The focus was on 59 male students (29 smokers and 30 non-smokers) who were 21 years old and studing at The Air Force Academy. All of the subjects took the physical characteristics measurement of CO value, blood pressure (BP), resting heat rate (HRrest), blood oxygen saturation (SpO2), and cardiorespiratory endurance test of 3-minute step test for estimation of VO(subscript 2max), 3000-meter run, and checked the gradient of the earliest 20 seconds heart rate after 3-min step test (HR%), to estimate the recuperation of heart rate after exercise. Comparison of physical characteristics and HR% between the smoking group and non-smoking group with t-test. Results: Both CO value and HRrest of the smoking group were significantly higher than non-smoking group, but SpO2 was lower. The recuperation of HR% after exercise of smoking group was significantly worse than non-smoking group. Conclusion: Whether or not smoking should not change the results of athletic performance, because the most important factors to influence the result of exercise performance were training intensity and training frequency. But smoking would delay the recuperation of supply oxygen after exercise definitely. This result was suggested that those who want to promote cardiorespiratory endurance, should give up the habit of smoking first, especially for long distance training and interval training runner.


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