Including Stretches to a Massage Routine Improves Recovery From Official Matches in Basketball Players

A. Delextrat, Audrey Hippocrate, Sheila Leddington-Wright, Neil D. Clarke

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    Abstract

    The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of incorporating stretches into a massage recovery treatment after a competitive basketball match on perceptual and physical markers of recovery. Nine men (age: 22 ± 3 years; stature: 191.2 ± 8.5 cm; body mass: 90.9 ± 10.1 kg; and body fat: 12.4 ± 4.7%) and 8 women (age: 21 ± 3 years; stature: 176.4 ± 8.1 cm; body mass: 73.9 ± 9.7 kg; and body fat: 21.9 ± 5.5%) who are national-level basketball players received a massage, a massage and stretching, or no treatment immediately after a competitive match. The perception of overall fatigue and leg soreness was assessed immediately after the treatment and 24 hours later, whereas countermovement jump (CMJ) and repeated sprint ability (RSA) were tested 24 hours after the treatment. Compared with massage, massage and stretching induced lower perception of leg soreness immediately only in women (p
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)716-727
    JournalJournal of Strength and Conditioning Research
    Volume28
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

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    Keywords

    • Fatigue
    • Leg soreness
    • Repeated sprint ability
    • Vertical jump

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