Effect of hydrotherapy on recovery from fatigue.

Published on Jul 1, 2008in International Journal of Sports Medicine2.13
· DOI :10.1055/s-2007-989267
Joanna Vaile10
Estimated H-index: 10
Shona L. Halson26
Estimated H-index: 26
+ 1 AuthorsBrian Dawson50
Estimated H-index: 50
Abstract The present study investigated the effects of three hydrotherapy interventions on next day performance recovery following strenuous training. Twelve cyclists completed four experimental trials differing only in 14-min recovery intervention: cold water immersion (CWI), hot water immersion (HWI), contrast water therapy (CWT), or passive recovery (PAS). Each trial comprised five consecutive exercise days of 105-min duration, including 66 maximal effort sprints. Additionally, subjects performed a total of 9-min sustained effort (time trial - TT). After completing each exercise session, athletes performed one of four recovery interventions (randomly assigned to each trial). Performance (average power), core temperature, heart rate (HR), and rating of perceived exertion (RPE) were recorded throughout each session. Sprint (0.1 - 2.2 %) and TT (0.0 - 1.7 %) performance were enhanced across the five-day trial following CWI and CWT, when compared to HWI and PAS. Additionally, differences in rectal temperature were observed between interventions immediately and 15-min post-recovery; however, no significant differences were observed in HR or RPE regardless of day of trial/intervention. Overall, CWI and CWT appear to improve recovery from high-intensity cycling when compared to HWI and PAS, with athletes better able to maintain performance across a five-day period.
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Estimated H-index: 5
(Northumbria University),
Matthew Godfrey (Northumbria University)+ 4 AuthorsGlyn Howatson30
Estimated H-index: 30
(Northumbria University)
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Estimated H-index: 8
(Central Queensland University),
Gregory D. Roach27
Estimated H-index: 27
(Central Queensland University)
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Estimated H-index: 20
(Central Queensland University)
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Estimated H-index: 2
Steve Wright1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Estimated H-index: 4
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Estimated H-index: 7
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Estimated H-index: 1
(Qatar Airways)
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Estimated H-index: 44
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Estimated H-index: 1
Igor Krymski + 1 AuthorsAdam Kawczyński8
Estimated H-index: 8
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Estimated H-index: 2
(Queensland Academy of Sport),
Llion A. Roberts7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Griffith University)
+ 1 AuthorsJonathan Peake33
Estimated H-index: 33
(Queensland Academy of Sport)
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Melissa Skein7
Estimated H-index: 7
(CSU: Charles Sturt University),
Georgia Wingfield2
Estimated H-index: 2
(CSU: Charles Sturt University)
+ 2 AuthorsGeoffrey M. Minett12
Estimated H-index: 12
(QUT: Queensland University of Technology)
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Estimated H-index: 3
Ken Sharpe26
Estimated H-index: 26
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Estimated H-index: 3
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Estimated H-index: 2
(JCU: James Cook University),
Rebecca Sealey8
Estimated H-index: 8
(JCU: James Cook University)
+ 2 AuthorsShona L. Halson26
Estimated H-index: 26
(AIS: Australian Institute of Sport)
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James R. Broatch3
Estimated H-index: 3
(VU: Victoria University, Australia),
Aaron C. Petersen14
Estimated H-index: 14
(VU: Victoria University, Australia),
David Bishop56
Estimated H-index: 56
(ECU: Edith Cowan University)
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