Recovery of rowing sprint performance after high intensity strength training

Thomas Gee, Peter Olsen, Stephen Fritzdorf, Dominic White, Jim Golby, Kevin Thompson

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    This study evaluated the impact of a high-intensity strength training session on rowing sprint performance. Ten male club rowers performed a baseline counter-movement jump (CMJ) and a 250 m rowing ergometer sprint (250 m). Twenty-four hours after baseline, participants performed a high-intensity strength training session (ST) consisting of multi-joint barbell exercises. At 24 h, 48 h and 72 h post-ST, CMJ and 250 m were repeated alongside assessment of plasma creatine kinase (CK) and perceived muscle soreness. At 24 h post-ST 250 m performance decreased significantly (90% CI: 0.3-0.7 s), but returned to pre-test values at 48 h. There was a significant decrease in CMJ height at 48 h post ST (90% CI:-0.7-4.1 cm). Perceived muscle soreness was significantly greater than baseline at all assessed time points following ST (p <0.05).
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)109-120
    Number of pages12
    JournalInternational Journal of Sports Science and Coaching
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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