Blood Flow Regulation During Exercise in Man

  • Niels H. Secher
  • Bengt Saltin


Responses to exercise with one and several muscle groups allows for evaluation of integrative aspects of human physiology. One such area which has received much attention is the cardiovascular system. Exercise is an effective intervention as it not only brings various components of the system to function at its upper limits, but also gives clues to which variables that are primarily regulated. The focus here will be on muscle mass involvement in the exercise and the interplay between oxygen delivery and blood pressure.


Mean Arterial Blood Pressure Sympathetic Nerve Activity Muscle Blood Flow High Work Rate Anaerobic Work Capacity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Niels H. Secher
    • 1
  • Bengt Saltin
    • 1
  1. 1.The Copenhagen Muscle Research Centre Department of AnaesthesiaRigshospitalet University of CopenhagenDenmark

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