Effects of sports massage and intermittent cold-water immersion on recovery from matches by basketball players

Anne Delextrat*, Julio Calleja-González, Audrey Hippocrate, Neil David Clarke

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    Abstract

    The aim of this study was to compare the effects of intermittent cold-water immersion and massage on perceptual and performance markers of recovery by basketball players after competitive matches. Eight men (age 23 ± 3 years; stature 190.5 ± 8.9 cm; body mass 90.3 ± 9.6 kg; body fat 12.8 ± 4.8%) and eight women (age 22 ± 2 years; stature 179.0 ± 8.5 cm; body mass 77.6 ± 9.2 kg; body fat 22.5 ± 6.6%) basketball players participated. Massage, cold-water immersion or control were applied immediately after competitive matches, followed by assessments of perceptual measures of recovery and physical performance, countermovement jump and repeated-sprint ability 24 h after intervention. There was lower perception of fatigue overall and in the legs immediately after the massage and cold-water immersion condition (P
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)11-19
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of Sports Sciences
    Volume31
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - Jan 2013

    Keywords

    • countermovement jump
    • fatigue perception
    • gender
    • repeated sprint ability

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