Blog post by Jason Dodd, Clinic Manager and Lead Sports Massage Therapist at Bodylogics The Sports Therapy Clinic. Text and caption taken from our Instagram account Bodylogics_Sports_Therapy. Follow us for up to date research and evidence surrounding the latest information and advice on staying injury and pain free.
??♂️? HALF MARATHON RECOVERY ???♀️
With many of our clients competing in half marathons in the coming weeks, we felt a post on recovery from these was due ??.
A recent (2018) study considered the impact of 3 main muscle recovery strategies following a strenuous half marathon. Subjects completed each method 24hrs after competition and noted the following results;
✅ massage was beneficial for recovery. ✅ cold water immersion was beneficial for recovery.
❌ active recovery was deemed DISADVANTAGEOUS‼️
❌ passive recovery
? The authors did note though that of significant importance was “runners must be aware that neither the use of active recovery nor cold water immersion or massage had any beneficial effect on objective fatigue markers.
???. The importance of the psychosocial aspect of recovery is very important and must be taken into consideration when putting in place any intervention. Why not check out the services offered at Bodylogics The Sports Therapy Clinic to see if they can help you with your recovery.
??. Good luck to all our clients running @officialbighalf and other half marathons over the coming weeks ??.