The effects of active vs. passive recovery on riding performance during a simulated motocross race
Olle-Casanovas, A., & Ahtiainen, J. P. (2021). The effects of active vs. passive recovery on riding performance during a simulated motocross race. Motriz. Revista de Educacao Fisica, 27, Article e1021002221. https://doi.org/10.1590/s1980-65742021002221
Published inMotriz. Revista de Educacao Fisica
DisciplineBiomekaniikkaValmennus- ja testausoppiBiomechanicsScience of Sport Coaching and Fitness Testing
© Authors, 2021
Aims: Motocross consists of two races of 30 min with a break in between. Recovery between races is paramount to performance, this study aimed to compare the effects of active and passive recovery between motocross races on riding performance. Methods: Thirteen elite and non-elite racers performed two races of 30 min with 1 h break, twice with two-week interval. Between the races active (20 min ergometer cycling at 60% of HRmax) or passive recovery (no activity) were executed in a randomized order. Lap times, heart rate during riding, blood lactate, reaction time, handgrip strength, upper back pull strength, counter movement jump height, and medicine ball throw distance were measured before and after both races. Serum creatine kinase enzyme activity and strength tests were assessed also 24 h after the races. Results: No statistically significant differences were observed in any variables between protocols. A significant drop in handgrip strength was found post-race values (p < 0.001). Post-racing creatine kinase values were above resting levels. Conclusion: These results do not support the use of active recovery in between motocross races for restoration of neuromuscular or riding performance. Motocross seems to cause some exercise-induced muscle damage; thus, some rest is required to recover homeostasis. ...
PublisherUniversidade Estadual Paulista
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Additional information about fundingWe acknowledge the Keski Suomi Moottorikerho for providing the facilities for the study. This research was supported financially by the Finnish Motorcycling Federation (Suomen Moottoriliitto ry).
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