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Ian M. Wilcock, John B. Cronin, and Wayne A. Hing


To assess the effect that post exercise immersion in water has on subsequent exercise performance.


A literary search and review of water-immersion and performance studies was conducted.


Seven articles were examined. In 2, significant benefits to performance were observed. Those 2 articles revealed a small to large effect on jump performance and isometric strength.

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It is possible that water immersion might improve recovery from plyometric or muscle-damaging exercise. Such a statement needs to be verified, however, because of the scarcity of research on water immersion as a recovery strategy.

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Jesús Seco-Calvo, Juan Mielgo-Ayuso, César Calvo-Lobo, and Alfredo Córdova

Several physical therapy methods were used as postexercise recovery strategies, alleviating musculoskeletal alterations secondary to training and competition. Among these interventions, contrast therapy—which alternates between hot and cold treatment modalities 1 —whole-body cryotherapy, and cold

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Jarred Pilgrim, Peter Kremer, and Sam Robertson

), contrast therapy (e.g., hot and cold shower), and self-massage (e.g., foam rolling). The ability to monitor and regulate attention to meet situational requirements was considered essential for players to preserve mental energy. An important issue relating to attention was when to switch on and off, as