An investigation of the effects of massage on quadriceps performance after exercise fatigue.

Thirteen males and 7 females completed their maximum number of leg extensions against a half maximum load. In a randomised, crossover study they were exercised to fatigue using an ergonometer, ski-squats and leg extensions followed either by a 6 min massage or rest after which they again completed their maximum number of leg extensions against half maximum load. The process was repeated a few days later with the alternative condition (rest or massage). The results showed that massage after exercise fatigue significantly improved quadriceps performance compared to rest (p = 0.001). The data was further analysed in relation to age and gender.
AuthorsA N Rinder, C J Sutherland
JournalComplementary therapies in nursing & midwifery (Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery) Vol. 1 Issue 4 Pg. 99-102 (Aug 1995) ISSN: 1353-6117 [Print] SCOTLAND
PMID9456718 (Publication Type: Journal Article)
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Leg
  • Male
  • Massage
  • Middle Aged
  • Muscle Fatigue
  • Muscle, Skeletal
  • Physical Exertion
  • Sex Factors

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