The Effect of Recovery Type on Levels of Creatine Kinase (CK) and C-Reactive Protein (CRP) after a Single Simulated Team Exercise Session

Document Type : Research Paper


1 .MSc, Department of Physical Education and sport Science, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan (Khorasgan) branch, Isfahan, Iran

2 Associate professor, Department of Physical Education and sport Science, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan (Khorasgan) branch, Isfahan, Iran

3 Associate professor, Department of Exercise Physiology, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran


Introduction: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of active recovery and contrast water immersion on serum levels of creatine kinase(CK) and C-reactive protein(CRP) after a single simulated team sport exercise.Material and methods: Sixteen futsal players were selected with age 26.4 ±2.45 yr, , height 177.4.63 cm, weight 73.5±9.82 kg. After implementing the simulated team protocol in two separate sessions, the subjects were randomly divided into two groups and in one of the recovery methods for 20 minutes (alternating swim in hot / cold water: 2 minutes in warm water, 38 ° C and then 2 minutes in water Cool 15 Degrees or Active Recovery: 8 minutes of slow motion, 8 minutes of running and 4 minutes of stretching).CK and CRP were evaluated at immediately, 1h and 24h post exercise.Results: CK blood concentration was (517.44±98.343) after exercise, (626.19±84.823) at1h and (830.87±99.652) at 24h post-exercise after active recovery. CK blood concentration was (518.25±97.801) after exercise, (612.19±89.844) at1h and (803.81±105.200) at 24h post-exercise after contrast water immersion.CRP blood concentration was (4.33±1.284) after exercise, (5.97±1.228) at1h and (6.76±1.200) at 24h post-exercise after active recovery. CRP blood concentration was (4.28±1.23) after exercise, (5.64±1.329) at1h and (6.42±1.777) at 24h post-exercise after contrast water immersion. The results show no significant differences in levels of CK and CRP between the two methods  of recovery (p<0.05).Conclusion: These findings show that active recovery and contrast water immersion followed by team sport exercise lead to simillar CK and CRP  responses in futsal players


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