Static Work And Heart Rate
Published 1960 · Materials Science, Medicine
SummaryDuring a constant dynamic work a static work was performed by two subjects. Following the static work an increase of the pulse rate recorded and it was shown that the increase of the pulse rate was respectively 11 and 8 beats more per minute than predicted.The disproportion between the increase of the pulse rate and the increase of the oxygen consumption induced by the static work is discussed. It is found most likely that this observation may be explained by a nervous regulation of the heart rate initiated by a stimulus of constant nature.Finally, it is stressed that the pulse rate does not elucidate the fatigue induced by the static work.