Influence of Cooling on the Effect of Strength Training (IceAge)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03332446|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 6, 2017
Last Update Posted : November 17, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Strength Training Effects||Other: cold water immersion||Not Applicable|
Recovery strategies represent a not sufficiently investigated chance in elite training control to optimize the complete training process. Coaches and athletes are confronted with numerous potentially effective recovery methods, e.g. cooling, warming, active recovery, compression, massage or power naps. However, the effectivity of these methods has rarely been investigated under controlled scientific conditions. Based on the state of the art,so far hardly any definite practical conclusions regarding effective recovery methods can be drawn, especially regarding sport-specific strategies and settings. Currently, cold water immersion is a particularly popular recovery strategy. However, there are hints that repeated cooling interventions after training can impair the training effect. This could potentially be caused by a faster reconstitution of homeostasis due to cooling. For fast recovery of performance, this effect would be desirable, but at the same time these homeostatic disturbances are the basis of signal processes leading to training adaptations.
The aim of this study is to investigate if regular cold water immersion after strength training has a negative influence on the desired training-induced performance enhancement.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||11 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Crossover Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Influence of Cooling on the Effect of Strength Training|
|Study Start Date :||August 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||July 2017|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||July 2017|
strength training and cold water immersion
Other: cold water immersion
10 min at 12-15°C
No Intervention: control
strength training and no cold water immersion
- 1 Repetition Maximum [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]Maximum weight in kg that can be successfully moved in a leg press
- Counter Movement Jump [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]Maximum jump height in cm in a counter movement jump, measured with a force plate
- blood parameters [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]CRP, CK, IL-6, IGF-1
- muscle biopsy [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]p70S6, PAX7+, NCAM+
- muscle thickness [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]upper leg circumference in cm
- subjective restfulness of sleep [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]5-point Likert scale on subjective restfulness of sleep (1: very, 5: not at all)
- time in bed [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]Questionnaire recording time of going to bed (time in hh:mm), sleep onset latency (duration in min), waking time (time in hh:mm), and time of getting up (time in hh:mm). From these items, the average time in bed per day is calculated, starting at "time of going to bed" and ending at "time of getting up".
- sleeping time [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]Questionnaire recording time of going to bed (time in hh:mm), sleep onset latency (duration in min), waking time (time in hh:mm), and time of getting up (time in hh:mm). From these items, the average sleeping time per day is calculated, starting at "time of going to bed + sleep onset latency" and ending at "waking time".
- questionnaire on recovery and stress [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]Short Recovery and Stress Scale for Sport (SRSS): assessing recovery (physical performance capability, mental performance capability, emotional balance, overall recovery) and stress (muscular stress, lack of activation, negative emotional state, overall stress), each item is rated on a 7-point rating scale (0: does not apply at all, 6: fully applies). For evaluation, two outcome values ("recovery" and "stress") are calculated as the sum of the corresponding subvalues, i.e. each outcome value is on a 25-point scale (0: does not apply at all, 24: fully applies).
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03332446
|Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany, 66123|
|Principal Investigator:||Tim Meyer, Prof.||Saarland University|