Inadequate recovery from short-term, high intensity bouts of exercise can be a limiting factor to optimal sporting performance . Previous research investigating recovery from intense exercise using various intervention protocols (e.g., active recovery, massage, cold and contrast water therapy, compression suits etc.) have generally found positive results when compared to passive recovery [2,3]. A recent study utilised electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) as an intervention for short-term recovery (< 1 hr) between bouts of intense exercise . They concluded that EMS shows promise as an alternate recovery treatment for lowering blood lactate when compared to passive recovery. References 1. Williams et al. Human Muscle Fatigue. Routledge, 2009. 2. Gill N.D et al., Effectiveness of post match recovery strategies in rugby players. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2006. 42:260-263. 3. Lane KN & Wenger HA. Effect of selected recovery conditions on performance of repeated bouts of intermittent cycling separated by 24 hours. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2004. 18:855-860. 4. Neric FB et al., Comparison of swim recovery and muscle stimulation on lactate removal after swimming. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2009. 23(9):2560-2567.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 1st Annual Conference of the UK and Republic of Ireland Chapter of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society|
|Editors||Laurence PJ Kenney, Glen Cooper|
|Publisher||University of Salford|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2010|
|Event||1st annual conference of the UK and Republic of Ireland chapter of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society - University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom|
Duration: 15 Apr 2010 → 16 Apr 2010
|Conference||1st annual conference of the UK and Republic of Ireland chapter of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society|
|Abbreviated title||UKRI-IFESS 2010|
|Period||15/04/10 → 16/04/10|
Malone, J. K., Coughlan, G., Crowe, L., & Caulfield, B. (2010). The physiological effects of low-intensity NMES on short-term recovery from supra-maximal exercise bouts: a case study. In L. PJ. Kenney, & G. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 1st Annual Conference of the UK and Republic of Ireland Chapter of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (pp. 20-20). University of Salford.