Is –110°C cold air cryotherapy effective in improving post-exercise recovery in sports people?

Costello, Joseph & Donnelly, Alan (2011) Is –110°C cold air cryotherapy effective in improving post-exercise recovery in sports people? Physiological Society Magazine, 85(Winter), pp. 24-25.

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Abstract

Whole body cryotherapy (WBC) involves repeatedly exposing an individual, dressed in minimal clothing, to extremely cold air (–100 to –130°C) for a short period. One specific claim that is often made is that WBC is effective in treating exercise-induced muscle soreness and damage. However, our results suggest that two bouts of WBC were ineffective in improving recovery from eccentric exercise when administered 24 hours after eccentric exercise.

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ID Code: 50479
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Whole body cryotherapy , WBC, cooling treatmentrom training, aiding recovery
ISSN: 2041-6512
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600) > Exercise Physiology (110602)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600) > Sports Medicine (110604)
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 The Physiological Society
Deposited On: 21 May 2012 22:45
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 03:37

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