Table 2. Blood Lactate, Hematocrit, and Hormone Responses Before (Pre) and Immediately Post (Post) Resistance Exercise (n = 13). Values are mean (± SE).
BFR HI
Variable Pre Post Pre Post
Hematocrit (%) 43.2 (1.0) 44.5 (.7) * 41.3 (1.6) 43.8 (.6) *
Lactate (mmol·L-1) 1.46 (.21) 4.02 (.33) ** 1.33 (.20) 7.35 (.45) **
Cortisol (µg·dL-1) 34.93 (3.15) 43.03 (2.51) ** 35.16 (2.43) 39.62 (2.76) **
Growth Hormone (ng·mL-1) 2.00 (.82) 6.23 (1.40) ** 2.09 (.87) 8.43 (1.62) **
*p < 0.05
** p < 0.01 vs. Pre;
† p < 0.01 vs. BFR at same time point.
BFR – Blood Flow Restricted Resistance Exercise; HI - High-Intensity Resistance Exercise