The purpose of this study was to measure intra-arterial (IA) blood pressure from rest to steady-state submaximal exercise and immediately post-exercise. Beat-to-beat blood pressure was compared to breath-by-breath VO2 during steady-state and maximal exercise. Fourteen normotensive subjects volunteered. Systolic (SBP), diastolic (DBP) and mean (mBP) blood pressure was measured from rest to steady state during cycling at 45, 60, and 75% maximal power output (POmax). BP was assessed during recovery from VO2peak through 2 min of cycling at 50 W. During the rest to exercise transition, mBP decreased from 103.41 ± 9.4 to 90.1 ± 8.9 mmHg after 11.6 ± 6.2 s (p
Orri, J. C., S. E. Griffin, R. A. Robergs, D. S. James, D. R. Wagner, and R. Quintana. 2004. "INTRA-ARTERIAL BLOOD PRESSURE CHARACTERISTICS DURING SUBMAXIMAL CYCLING AND RECOVERY." Journal Of Exercise Physiology Online 7, no. 2: 45-53.