Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2017)
Comparison of selected post-recovery interventions on blood lactate clearance among athletes
Author(s): Pandey Gayatri, Shrivastava Vijay Kumar, Dr. Pandey Vivek, Das Pramod Kumar
Abstract: Fatigue occurs due to the lactate accumulation and causes prevention of muscle contraction. The present study was designed to compare the effect of passive (PR), active (AR) and cold water immersion recovery (CWI) interventions on blood lactate (BLac) clearance among athletes. Statistical population of this study were thirty male athletes age ranging between 19-23 year with a mean and SD of age: 22 ± 1.23 years. The participants were randomly and equally divided in three groups. Pre-blood lactate data were collected just after high-intensity exercise (85-90%) on treadmill and post-blood lactate data were collected just after ten minutes recovery intervention in the biomechanics laboratory at the LNIPE, Gwalior. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics; analysis of covariate (ANCOVA) and significance level was set at 0.05. The result showed (cal. F-value: 124.26 > Tab. F-value 3.37 at 2, 26 df) significant difference on blood lactate clearance between passive, active and cold water immersion after high intensity exercise. So, this experiment reveals that AR and CWI have a significant effect on the reduction of BLac (p<0.05) level. It could be concluded that AR is better than PR whereas CWI is better than AR and PR both.