Separate and combined influence of posture and sprint running on plasma volume changes

Antonios Tsampoukos, Keith Stokes, Mary Nevill

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It is currently unknown whether any changes in plasma volume (PV) after sprint running are inherent to sprint running per se or are due to other confounding factors such as changes in posture. The purpose of the present study was to examine the independent effects of sprint running on PV changes. Eight females completed two trials on separate days: (1) a 30-s sprint on a non-motorised treadmill and (2) a control trial where no exercise was undertaken but blood samples were taken at identical time points as in the exercise trial. Changes in PV were calculated using haematocrit and haemoglobin. Post-sprint PV reductions were greater in the sprint than the control trial (mean: -17.7, SD=3.1% vs. mean: -7.5, s = 4.9, P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S267-S274
JournalEuropean Journal of Sport Science
Issue numberSUPPL.1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014


  • fluid shifts
  • sampling position
  • Treadmill running

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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