Comparison of post-exercise recovery strategies on physiological and biochemical markers of exercise-induced muscle damage.

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dc.contributor.advisor Cooke, Matthew B. Nix, Carrie M.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of Health, Human Performance and Recreation. en 2010-08
dc.description.abstract From the elite competitor, to the weekend athlete, or as a result of everyday activities, muscle injuries are a way of life. To date, no studies have examined the effectiveness of the Alter-G G-Trainer to enhance muscle recovery from injury. Twenty-five recreationally active males between 18 and 35 were randomly assigned to one of three recovery groups: G-Trainer, treadmill running, static stretching. Recovery was performed 30 minutes, 24, 48, and 72 hours following a 45 minute downhill run. Isokinetic strength, creatine kinase, superoxide dismutase, malondialdehyde, muscle soreness and mood states were assessed at baseline, 15 minutes, 3, 24, 48, 72, and 96 hours post-exercise. Significant time effects were observed for isokinetic knee flexion/extension at 60 and 180°/second, muscle soreness (p<0.05), muscle soreness (p<0.001) and POMS (p=0.013). A significant group by time interaction (p=0.027) was observed for POMS. The G-Trainer treadmill was unable to enhance muscle recovery following exercise-induced muscle damage. en
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dc.subject Alter-G. en
dc.subject Recovery. en
dc.subject Exercise. en
dc.subject G-trainer. en
dc.subject Muscle damage. en
dc.subject Isokinetic strength. en
dc.subject Creatine kinase. en
dc.subject Superoxide dismutase. en
dc.subject Malondialdehyde. en
dc.subject Muscle soreness. en
dc.subject Profile of mood states. en
dc.title Comparison of post-exercise recovery strategies on physiological and biochemical markers of exercise-induced muscle damage. en
dc.type Thesis en M.S.Ed. en
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dc.contributor.department Health, Human Performance and Recreation. en

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