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Rebecca Quinlan and Jessica A. Hill

associated with a number of symptoms that include soreness, a decreased range of motion, swelling, and a reduced ability of the affected muscle to produce force. 2 These symptoms can have a detrimental effect on performance, thus these strategies that can attenuate symptoms and accelerate recovery are

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Adam C. King

) following the resolution of cognitive and behavioral symptoms; however, asymptomatic individuals often exhibit persist motor impairments in locomotion 1 and postural control 2 that can extend beyond acute recovery. Therefore, a need remains relative to concussion evaluations to detect subtle motor

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Maria C. Madueno, Vincent J. Dalbo, Joshua H. Guy, Kate E. Giamarelos, Tania Spiteri and Aaron T. Scanlan

Repeated-sprint ability is an important attribute for basketball players given the frequent high-intensity movements performed across game-play. 1 , 2 Repeated-sprints are short (≤10 s) and executed at maximal effort with brief recovery (≤60 s) between bouts. 3 During repeated-sprints, adenosine

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Darren J. Paul, Gustavo Tomazoli and George P. Nassis

Recovery monitoring is a staple feature in the daily routine of most professional football clubs. The objective is to measure changes in fatigue/stress and recovery and, when appropriate, take action to avoid overtraining or exposure to high loads. 1 Several different tools are used either alone

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Tom Clifford, Will Abbott, Susan Y. Kwiecien, Glyn Howatson and Malachy P. McHugh

mechanical stress to the contractile and noncontractile muscle apparatus, and then followed by a cascade of immunological-mediated processes that orchestrate repair and recovery. 5 – 7 Indeed, there is now a growing body of evidence that this inflammatory response is crucial to muscle regeneration after

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Alan Chorley, Richard P. Bott, Simon Marwood and Kevin L. Lamb

Cycle races are often characterized by the ability of competitors to perform repeated surges of severe intensity efforts (“attacks”) interspersed with short recovery periods. The critical power (CP) model first introduced by Monod and Scherrer 1 offers an objective physiological framework for the

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Georges Baquet, Gregory Dupont, François-Xavier Gamelin, Julien Aucouturier and Serge Berthoin

Intermittent exercises are frequently used by athletes to improve aerobic fitness. These are defined by exercise intensity and duration, recovery intensity and duration, number of repetitions, and number of series. Intermittent exercise is also an intrinsic characteristic of children’s spontaneous

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Nathan A. Lewis, Ann Redgrave, Mark Homer, Richard Burden, Wendy Martinson, Brian Moore and Charles R. Pedlar

complexity of the condition, the multifactorial etiology, and the fact that imbalances between training load and recovery may not be the primary reason for the condition. 1 Exercise is a source of reactive nitrogen and oxygen species (RNOS), leading to alterations in redox homeostasis (ARH). 3 RNOS are

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Malachy P. McHugh, Tom Clifford, Will Abbott, Susan Y. Kwiecien, Ian J. Kremenic, Joseph J. DeVita and Glyn Howatson

Countermovement jump (CMJ) tests are commonly used to assess recovery of muscle function following strenuous exercise. Impairments in CMJ have been demonstrated on the days following various forms of exercise including drop jump protocols, 1 – 3 repeated sprint, and simulated field sport tests 4

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Jessica M. Stephens, Shona L. Halson, Joanna Miller, Gary J. Slater, Dale W. Chapman and Christopher D. Askew

Cold-water immersion (CWI) is a popular recovery strategy routinely used by athletes to hasten the body’s return to its preexercise state. 1 Recently, the popularity of CWI in practical settings has led to increased research. 2 Studies to date have focused predominantly on the recovery of