recovery

Does electrical stimulation make a difference in rehabilitation?

Does electrical stimulation make a difference in rehabilitation?

The use of electrical modalities such as TENS, laser therapy, bio-electric stimulation and others have long been controversial in rehabilitation. Some have well researched uses and protocols and under those or similar circumstances, stand to help patients in their efforts to recover. Unfortunately many therapists use electrical modalities for every patient, regardless of injury type.(…)

Effect of massage on muscle soreness

Effect of massage on muscle soreness

Zainuddin et al. (2005) examined the effects on massage post workout on recovery. Subjects performed bicep and tricep exercises bilaterally. One arm received a sports massage several hours post-training and subjects would do a second training session. Data was collected concerning max strength levels, soreness, swelling of muscles, and blood drawn for creatine kinase activity. This(…)

Female recovery

Female recovery

The National Institute of Sport in Paris published its position paper on female training and recovery this month. The institute cited the research, showing how women and men replenish glycogen stores at equal rates. Interestingly, during long-duration events, women use lipids more than men and as such, lipids should make up 30-35% of their diet.(…)