The physiological effects of low-intensity NMES on short-term recovery from supra-maximal exercise bouts: a case study

John K. Malone*, Garrett Coughlan, Louis Crowe, Brian Caulfield

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Abstract

Inadequate recovery from short-term, high intensity bouts of exercise can be a limiting factor to optimal sporting performance [1]. 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 [4]. 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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st Annual Conference of the UK and Republic of Ireland Chapter of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society
EditorsLaurence PJ Kenney, Glen Cooper
PublisherUniversity of Salford
Pages20-20
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781905732821
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event1st 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 201016 Apr 2010

Conference

Conference1st annual conference of the UK and Republic of Ireland chapter of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society
Abbreviated titleUKRI-IFESS 2010
CountryUnited Kingdom
CitySalford
Period15/04/1016/04/10

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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.