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Table 1 Perceptual and performance measures assessed at baseline and 1 h, 24 h and 48 h after fatiguing exercise for each of the different recovery strategies

From: Influence of recovery strategies upon performance and perceptions following fatiguing exercise: a randomized controlled trial

Measures Recovery strategy
  Control (CONT) Cold (CWI) Contrast (CWT) Active (ACT) Combined (COMB)
Muscle soreness
Baseline 1.7 ± 1.8 1.8 ± 2.0 2.1 ± 1.9 1.5 ± 1.6 2.0 ± 2. 1
1 h poste 3.6 ± 2.2a 3.3 ± 2.0b 2.5 ± 1.7 3.8 ± 1.7ac 3.0 ± 1.8
24 h poste 3.2 ± 1.9b 3.3 ± 2.1b 2.9 ± 1.8 3.3 ± 1.8b 2.7 ± 1.5
48 h post 2.0 ± 1.7 2.4 ± 1.7 2.5 ± 1.6 2.4 ± 1.9 2.1 ± 1.7
TQR
Baseline 16.3 ± 2.0 16.5 ± 2.3 16.3 ± 2.5 16.5 ± 2.3 16.2 ± 2.3
1 h poste 14.2 ± 2.5ac 14.4 ± 2.5a 15.7 ± 1.9 13.7 ± 2.5ac 15.0 ± 2.1
24 h poste 14.3 ± 2.6a 15.6 ± 2.3 15.2 ± 1.8 15.0 ± 2.7b 15.6 ± 2.0
48 h post 15.9 ± 2.3 16.0 ± 2.1 15.9 ± 1.7 15.7 ± 2.5 16.1 ± 1.8
Sit and Reach (cm)
Baseline 31.7 ± 8.1 32.1 ± 9.0 31.8 ± 9.3 31.8 ± 9.0 32.0 ± 9.7
1 h post 32.2 ± 7.8 31.8 ± 9.2 32.3 ± 9.1 32.1 ± 8.5 32.2 ± 8.9
24 h post 31.4 ± 8.6 31.3 ± 9.5 31.9 ± 9.7 31.9 ± 9.3 31.8 ± 9.7
48 h post 32.5 ± 8.5 31.5 ± 9.2 31.7 ± 9.5 31.9 ± 9.1 31.7 ± 9.8
Total sprint time (s)
Baseline 21.4 ± 1.7 21.0 ± 1.0 21.3 ± 1.1 21.2 ± 1.2 21.4 ± 1.3
1 h postef 21.9 ± 2.4 22.0 ± 1.3 21.8 ± 1.4 21.6 ± 1.4 22.3 ± 1.5
24 h post 21.4 ± 1.4 21.5 ± 1.3 21.5 ± 1.4 21.4 ± 1.3 21.4 ± 1.1
48 h post 21.6 ± 1.8 21.2 ± 1.4 21.4 ± 1.3 21.2 ± 1.3 21.2 ± 1.0
CMJ relative peak power (W/kg)
Baseline 16.5 ± 2.1 16.6 ± 2.2 16.4 ± 2.1 16.8 ± 2.3 16.4 ± 2.1
1 h postg 16.5 ± 2.3 15.9 ± 2.1ad 16.2 ± 2.0 16.7 ± 2.4 15.9 ± 2.1d
24 h post 16.5 ± 2.2 16.3 ± 2.1 16.2 ± 2.3 16.5 ± 2.4 16.2 ± 2.2
48 h post 16.4 ± 2.3 16.4 ± 2.4 16.2 ± 2.1 16.6 ± 2.5 16.4 ± 2.3
  1. Interaction effects: aSignificant difference in comparison to respective baseline and 48 h post fatiguing exercise values. bSignificant difference from respective baseline measures. cSignificant difference in comparison to contrast recovery. dSignificant difference in comparison to active and control recovery strategies. Main time effects: eSignificant difference in comparison to baseline and 48 h post fatiguing exercise values. fSignificant difference in comparison to 24 h post fatiguing exercise values. gSignificant difference from baseline