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ACE Report #88
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Cryotherapy recovery method, a psychological not a physiological difference


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effects of recovery method after exercise on performance, immune changes, and psychological outcomes

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2010 Oct;40(10):656-65.

Contributing Authors: DL Stacey MJ Gibala KA Martin Ginis BW Timmons

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Synopsis

9 physically active men were enrolled to undertake three "all out" cycling bouts, with 20 min recovery between each bout, for a total of three times at 1 week intervals. During the recovery period, they were randomized to cryotherapy (cold tub with water at 10 degrees Celsius), active recovery (cycling at 50 W) or rest. Cryotherapy did not improve physiological performance when compared to active ...

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