Acute Blood Lactate Response to Interval Exercise with Compression and Cooling

Midshipman Researcher(s): 1/C Isabella Penkwitz and 1/C Marina Lazarides

Adviser(s): Professor Christine Copper, LCDR Martin Wright

Poster #8

This is an acute response study designed to investigate the muscular response to interval exercise with compression and cooling. We evaluate acute objective physiological markers, such as lactate levels and heart rate, throughout a workout with compression and cooling and compare them to the control session without compression and cooling. We also interpret patterns in subjective measures of perceived exertion and lactic acid 'burn,’ in order to understand how these might relate to the measured whole blood lactate response. Finally, we investigate the application of cold compression exercise technology as a potential training method based on lactate threshold.

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