Honors Program Theses


Open Access Honors Program Thesis

First Advisor

Robin Lund


Anyone who is recreationally active, whether an athlete or someone in the general population, has some preferred action they choose to engage in after an extensive bout of intense exercise. According to Comparison of Two Strategies on Recovery after Exhausting Exercise, the common recommendation of raising your arms above your head in order to recover more quickly and thoroughly has been shown to not be the optimal recovery mechanism. The previously mentioned study has recently shown that a subject's heart rate decreased dramatically faster, which then decreased their over all recovery time, when they opted to bend at the waist and rest their hands on their knees. The purpose of the current study is to take the recent information of these two variations of recovery and test them in a realistic training atmosphere. Both recovery strategies will be used to measure the decrease in intensity and energy put forth after two bouts of intense exercise.

Year of Submission



School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors


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