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Table 3 Most popular post-game/match recovery session details (as assessed by statistical mode)

From: Team sport athletes’ perceptions and use of recovery strategies: a mixed-methods survey study

Recovery (number of respondents) Recovery activity (number of respondents) Duration (number of respondents) Timeframe following game/match (number of respondents)
Active, land-based (96) Walk (69) 10 min (36) Within 1 h (32)
Active, water-based (89) Swim (49) 10 min (28) Within 1 h (29)
Stretching (124) Static (98) 10 min (56) Within 1 h (48)
Cold water immersion (71) Cold water bath immersion (44) to the neck (20) 10 min (53) Within 1 h (36)
Contrast water therapy (45) Cold water bath immersion (13) to the shoulders/full body (7); hot shower (32) full body immersion (16) 3 cycles (16) of 1 min cold (16): 1 min hot (20) Within 1 h (18)