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Blood is diverted away from the organs (liver, kidney, brain) to the muscles
Blood pressure increases
Resting heart rate is reduced
Heart recovery time (the rate at which the heart returns to normal) becomes faster
Veins and arteries become more flexible and more efficient
Size and volume of the heart increases (hypotrophy)
Ligaments (bone to bone) and tendons (muscle to bone) become thicker and stronger
Joint flexibility increases and allows more power in movement
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