Document Type : Original Article


Ferdowsi university of Mashhad


BACKGROUND: The recovery process should be optimized to enable performance capabilities to be restored to the baseline as soon as possible.
METHODS: The main goal of this study was to determine the effects of different recovery methods vs. passive mode, on heart rate (HR), blood pressure (BP), and blood lactate concentration (LA) in young wrestlers after an exhausting intensive exercise. Sixteen cadet and junior elite freestyle wrestlers (mean±SD: age17.44±1.15 years, BMI 22.1±1.68 kg/m2, body mass 66.7±8.4kg, and 4.4±1.6 years of wrestling training experience) volunteered to participate in this study. The recovery protocol was performed in 4 consecutive weeks, using the counterbalance method. The recovery session consisted of 15 minutes (jogging, jogging, and static stretching, jogging, and dynamic stretching) and passive recovery among a control group. All data are reported as mean ± standard deviation (SD), with 95% confidence intervals (95%CI). The Shapiro-Wilks test indicated normal distributions, and consequently, parametric tests were performed. Equality of variances was checked by the Levene’s test.
RESULTS: As a result, there were not any significant differences between three active recovery methods and passive mode for any of the dependent variables (P