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Effects of G-trainer, cycle ergometry, and stretching on physiological and performance markers of recovery from endurance exercise.

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dc.contributor.advisor Cooke, Matthew B.
dc.contributor.author West, Amy D.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of Health, Human Performance and Recreation. en
dc.date.copyright 2010-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/8065
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of 3 recovery treatments (AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill, stationary cycling, and static stretching) on physiological and psychological markers of muscle fatigue and recovery following an acute bout of exhaustive exercise. In a cross-over design, twelve aerobically-trained males (21.25 ± 2.3 yrs, 72.05 ± 8.09 kg, 178.42 ± 6.27 cm) completed an 18.25 mile time trial performed by stationary cycling. Immediately following the endurance bout, participants completed 30 minutes of AlterG G-trainer or cycle ergometry (at ~40% VO2max) or static stretching exercises. A significant main effect for time was detected for lactate (p = 0.010) and cortisol (0.039) post-exercise. No other main effects for time,treatment or treatment by time interaction were identified. When compared to stationary cycling and static stretching, exercise performed on the AlterG G-trainer treadmill was unable to further reduce systemic markers of stress and inflammation, blood lactate, or improve anaerobic performance and/or psychological mood states following endurance exercise. en
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dc.subject Endurance exercise. en
dc.subject Recovery from exercise. en
dc.subject AlterG G-trainer. en
dc.title Effects of G-trainer, cycle ergometry, and stretching on physiological and performance markers of recovery from endurance exercise. en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree M.S.Ed. en
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access. en
dc.rights.accessrights Access changed 3/18/13.
dc.contributor.department Health, Human Performance and Recreation. en


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