CharacteristicsChange
Ability to take in and use oxygen- Oxygen consumption (VO2max) or metabolic capacityIncrease
Cardiac outputIncrease
Stroke volumeIncrease
Coronary circulationIncrease
Diameter of vesselsIncrease
Resting Heart Rate (RHR)Decrease
Blood pressureDecrease
Cardiac tissue of the left ventricular wallIncrease
Size of left ventricleIncrease
Contractile state of myocardium (heart muscle)Increase
Plasma volume and total hemoglobin   Increase
Tidal volume (amount of air that can be breathed in and out in one breath)Increase