Effects of Recovery Type after a Kickboxing Match on Blood Lactate and Performance in Anaerobic Tests
Asian Journal of Sports Medicine: 5 (2); 99-107
January 20, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
May 10, 2013
December 24, 2013
I , Hammouda
O , Chtourou
H , Gmada
N , Franchini
E . Effects of Recovery Type after a Kickboxing Match on Blood Lactate and Performance in Anaerobic Tests ,
Asian J Sports Med.
Online ahead of Print
To verify whether active recovery (AR) applied after a kickboxing match resulted in better performance in anaerobic tests when compared to passive recovery (PR).
Eighteen kickboxers volunteered to participate on a Kickboxing match preceded and followed by anaerobic tests: squat jump (SJ), the counter movement jump (CMJ) and the upper-body Wingate test. Blood lactate (BL), heart rate (HR) and rate of perceived exertion (RPE) were analyzed before and after rounds. The recovery sessions consisted of 10min at 50% of maximal aerobic speed or PR. BL was measured at 3, 5 and 10 min after the match, while HR, RPE and anaerobic power were assessed after the recovery period.
BL, HR and RPE increased significantly (P<0.001) during the match. BL was lower (P<0.001) after AR compared to PR at 5 min and 10 min (e.g. AR: 8.94 0.31 mmol.l-1, PR: 10.98 0.33 mmol.l-1). However, PR resulted in higher (P<0.05) upper-body mean power (4.65 0.5 W.kg-1) compared to AR (4.09 0.5 W.kg-1), while SJ and CMJ were not affected by the recovery type.
The lactate removal was improved with AR when compared with PR, but AR did not improve subsequent performance.
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