cooldown

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cooldown

(kool′down″)
Any low-impact, low intensity movement, such as walking, stretching, or casually performed calisthenics, performed after vigorous exercise. It allows body temperature to fall gradually, returns blood from skeletal muscles to the central circulation, and decreases muscle lactate concentrations.
cool-down, adjective
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The cool-down, on the other hand, aims at the return to the regular muscular adjustments of the speaking voice, decreasing the blood flow and promoting the return of lactic acid, thereby preventing muscle fatigue [5].
Before warm-up and cool-down exercises can be applied clinically, basic biochemical and physiologic effects should be understood.
Respiratory exchange ratios (RER) and respiratory rates (RR) did not vary significantly between phases except for the 2-min cool-down phase RER, which showed a statistically significant difference (P = 0.
Historically, finite element analysis (FEA) has been used to establish cool-down characteristics of subsea structures and equipment.
As part of another project where we looked at how couples fight, I would often catch a few minutes of this cool-down period," she said.
Traders had predicted a cool-down, saying that investors would be hesitant until the US data has been announced.
Cool-down (gentle exercise after vigorous physical activity; also called warm-down) has been recommended because it has been observed that cool-down aids in the removal of lactic acid (Bale and James 1991, Dodd et al 1984, Stamford et al 1981, Weltman et al 1979).
The coach should have the athletes do at least half of the listed 20 exercises, including a general warm-up and cool-down with stretches after the completion of the exercises.
One of the things that Bernanke and his Fed colleagues are keeping close tabs on is the extent to which a housing cool-down will slow overall economic activity.
A new feature-Instant Off-enables users to power down and unplug the projector immediately, eliminating delays often associated with cool-down cycles.
If you're looking to increase your strength and flexibility without adding ground-impact forces to your cool-down, here are several effective post-run positions to try.
And never gun the engine during or after the cool-down period.