Medicine Poster Session
Donne, B. (Department of Physiology, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland)
Recovery process in sports plays and essential role in determining subsequent athletic performance. This study investigated the best recovery intervention after maximal exercise. Eighteen trained male cyclists initially undertook an incremental test to determine maximal oxygen consumption. The recovery interventions tested were: passive recovery (PR), active recovery at 50 % maximal oxygen consumption (AR), massage (M) and combined recovery involving active recovery plus massage (CR). Subjects performed two 5 km maximal effort cycling tests (T1 and T2) separated by 20 min recovery Performance time for the second test (T2); blood lactate (BLa) during T1, T2 and every 3 min during recovery; heart rate (HR) during the recovery and T2 were recorded. CR was found to be better than PR (P < 0.01) and either AR or M (P < 0.05) in maintenance of performance during T2. AR was the most effective intervention for removing BLa at minute 9 and 12. BLa removal during CR was significantly better than PR at minute 3. Finally, CR was significantly better than PR, AR and M at minute 15. In conclusion, CR was the most efficient recovery strategy in maintaining maximal performance during T2, and AR was the best strategy in terms of removing BLa.
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|Monedero, J.; Donne, B.; (1998). Effect of different recovery interventions after maximal exercise on lactate removal and subsequent performance.. Presented at INABIS '98 - 5th Internet World Congress on Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University, Canada, Dec 7-16th. Available at URL http://www.mcmaster.ca/inabis98/medicine/monedero0396/index.html|
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