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Effect of Selected Recovery Interventions on Blood Lactate Levels of Athletes after High Intensity Endurance Run | Original Article

Rakesh Kumar Yadav*, Ramesh Pal, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


The present study was undertaken with the purpose to analyses the effect of the selected recovery interventions on blood lactate recovery levels on the athletes after high intensity endurance run. For the purpose of the study a total of 10 endurance athletes were selected to act as participants. The recovery interventions selected for the study were active recovery, passive recovery, hyperoxic breathing, massage, contrast water immersion. The participants were administered with the recovery interventions after the cessation of the high intensity endurance run. The data on the blood lactate was collected at baseline i.e. 0 minutes and after 10 minutes, 20 minutes and 30 minutes. Repeated measure design was used in the study. The statistical technique applied to test the significance of the difference was One Way repeated measure ANOVA. The level of significance was 0.05. the result of the s study indicated that active recovery was the most efficient recovery intervention for the removal of blood lactate from body after high intensity interval training followed by contrast water immersion.