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Effectiveness of post-match recovery strategies in rugby players
(National Winter Sports Research Centre)
2006 (English)In: British Journal of Sports Medicine, ISSN 0306-3674, E-ISSN 1473-0480, Vol. 40, 260-263- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: To examine the effectiveness of four interventions on the rate and magnitude of muscle damage recovery, as measured by creatine kinase (CK).

Methods: 23 elite male rugby players were monitored transdermally before, immediately after, 36 hours after, and 84 hours after competitive rugby matches. Players were randomly assigned to complete one of four post-match strategies: contrast water therapy (CWT), compression garment (GAR), low intensity active exercise (ACT), and passive recovery (PAS).

Results: Significant increases in CK activity in transdermal exudate were observed as a result of the rugby match (p<0.01). The magnitude of recovery in the PAS intervention was significantly worse than in the ACT, CWT, and GAR interventions at the 36 and 84 hour time points (p<0.05).

Conclusions: An enhanced rate and magnitude of recovery was observed in the ACT, CWT, and GAR treatment groups when compared with the PAS group. Low impact exercise immediately post-competition, wearing compression garments, or carrying out contrast water therapy enhanced CK clearance more than passive recovery in young male athletes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 40, 260-263- p.
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Sport and Fitness Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-16231OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-16231DiVA: diva2:527258
Available from: 2012-05-18 Created: 2012-05-18 Last updated: 2012-07-26Bibliographically approved

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