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Cold-water immersion combined with active recovery is equally as effective as active recovery during 10 weeks of high-intensity combined strength and endurance training in men (2019)


Taipale, Ritva S.; Ihalainen, Johanna K.; Jones, Phillip J.; Mero, Antti A.; Häkkinen, Keijo; Kyröläinen, Heikki (2019). Cold-water immersion combined with active recovery is equally as effective as active recovery during 10 weeks of high-intensity combined strength and endurance training in men. Biomedical Human Kinetics, 11 (1), 189-192. DOI: 10.2478/bhk-2019-0026


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All authors or editors: Taipale, Ritva S.; Ihalainen, Johanna K.; Jones, Phillip J.; Mero, Antti A.; Häkkinen, Keijo; Kyröläinen, Heikki

Journal or series: Biomedical Human Kinetics

eISSN: 2080-2234

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 11

Issue number: 1

Pages range: 189-192

Publisher: Sciendo; University of Physical Education, Warsaw

Publication country: Poland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/bhk-2019-0026

Open Access: Publication published in an open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67163

Additional information: Short Communication


Abstract

Study aim: The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of cold-water immersion (CWI) vs. active recovery performed after each individual strength and endurance training session over a 10-week period of high-intensity combined strength and endurance training.
Materials and methods: Seventeen healthy men completed 10 weeks of high-intensity combined strength and endurance training. One group (AR, n = 10) completed active recovery that included 15 minutes of running at 30–40% VO2max after every strength training session while the other group (CWI, n = 7) completed 5 minutes of active recovery (at the same intensity as the AR group) followed by 10 minutes of cold-water (12 ± 1°C) immersion. During CWI, the subjects were seated passively during the 10 minutes of cold-water immersion and the water level remained just below the pectoral muscles. Muscle strength and power were measured by isometric bilateral, 1 repetition maximum, leg press (ISOM LP) and countermovement jump (CMJ) height. Endurance performance was measured by a 3000 m running time trial. Serum testosterone, cortisol, and IGF-1 were assessed from venous blood samples.
Results: ISOM LP and CMJ increased significantly over the training period, but 3000 m running time increased only marginally. Serum testosterone, cortisol, and IGF-1 remained unchanged over the intervention period. No differences between the groups were observed.
Conclusions: AR and CWI were equally effective during 10 weeks of high-intensity combined strength and endurance training. Thus, physically active individuals participating in high-intensity combined strength and endurance training should use the recovery method they prefer.


Keywords: recovery (return); strength training; endurance training; water; bath therapy

Free keywords: cold water immersion; combined strength and endurance training; recovery


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Reporting Year: 2019

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