Cold water immersion and recovery from strenuous exercise: a meta-analysis

Jonathan Leeder, Conor Gissane, Ken van Someren, Warren Gregson, Glyn Howatson

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Elite-level athletic training and competition is accompanied by the recovery of a series of physiological stressors. The physiological stress will vary considerably depending upon the specific exercise type, duration and intensity and also on the athletes' familiarisation to the exercise insult. It is well documented that when the exercise stress incorporates a novel eccentric component or the exercise is of considerable intensity or duration,1 athletes will likely experience numerous signs and symptoms of fatigue and cellular disturbance that have the potential to reduce performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-240
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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