Title

Water Immersion: Does it enhance recovery

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Human Kinetics Inc.

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Biomedical and Sports Science

RAS ID

4194

Comments

Wilcock, I. M., Cronin, J. B., & Hing, W. A. (2006). Water immersion: does it enhance recovery from exercise?. International journal of sports physiology and performance, 1(3), 195. Original available here

Abstract

Purpose: To assess the effect that postexercise immersion in water has on sub- sequent exercise performance. Methods: A literary search and review of water-immersion and performance studies was conducted. Results: Seven articles were examined. In 2, significant benefits to performance were observed. Those 2 articles revealed a small to large effect on jump performance and isometric strength. Practical Application and Conclusions: It is possible that water immersion might improve recovery from plyometric or muscle-damaging exercise. Such a statement needs to be verified, however, because of the scarcity of research on water immersion as a recovery strategy.

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