The Use of Recovery Strategies Among Participants of the Bupa Great North Run: A Cross-Sectional Survey

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620207
Title:
The Use of Recovery Strategies Among Participants of the Bupa Great North Run: A Cross-Sectional Survey
Authors:
Henderson, Sarah; Smith, Tina; Alexanders, Jenny; Shaw, Thomas; Smith, Lois; Nevill, Alan; Anderson, Anna
Abstract:
Objective: To investigate half marathon runners’ frequency of use of recovery strategies, perceptions regarding the most beneficial recovery strategy and reasons for using recovery strategies. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Participants: 186 participants of the 13.1 mile BUPA Great North Run 2013. Methods: A questionnaire was developed which required participants to indicate how frequently they used twelve different recovery strategies, identify which recovery strategy they believed to be most beneficial and rank six reasons for using recovery strategies in order of importance. Data was analysed using a Friedman non-parametric ANOVA and additional non-parametric tests. Results: All participants used recovery strategies. Stretching was the most commonly used recovery strategy (p < 0.001), whereas the use of nutritional supplements was the most commonly selected most beneficial recovery strategy. Over 50% of respondents indicated that they never used strategies such as kinesio tape (80%), hydrotherapy (78%) or ice baths (71%). A significant difference was observed between reasons for using recovery strategy (χ2 (5) = 292.29, p < 0.001). Reducing muscle tightness (rank 4.87) and reducing injury (rank 4.35), were the most frequently chosen most important reasons for using recovery strategies, minor sex and age differences in the responses were identified. Conclusion: Recovery strategy usage appears to be widespread among half marathon runners; however disparities exist between the frequency of use and perceived effectiveness of different recovery strategies. Further research in this area is needed to facilitate the development of recovery strategy guidelines which are both evidence-based and practically relevant.
Citation:
The Use of Recovery Strategies Among Participants of the Bupa Great North Run: A Cross-Sectional Survey 2016:1 Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Publisher:
Human Kinetics
Journal:
Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Issue Date:
26-Sep-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620207
DOI:
10.1123/jsr.2016-0029
Additional Links:
http://journals.humankinetics.com/doi/10.1123/jsr.2016-0029
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1056-6716
Appears in Collections:
Exercise and Health

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dc.contributor.authorHenderson, Sarahen
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Tinaen
dc.contributor.authorAlexanders, Jennyen
dc.contributor.authorShaw, Thomasen
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Loisen
dc.contributor.authorNevill, Alanen
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Annaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-14T13:46:16Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-14T13:46:16Z-
dc.date.issued2016-09-26-
dc.identifier.citationThe Use of Recovery Strategies Among Participants of the Bupa Great North Run: A Cross-Sectional Survey 2016:1 Journal of Sport Rehabilitationen
dc.identifier.issn1056-6716en
dc.identifier.doi10.1123/jsr.2016-0029-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620207-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To investigate half marathon runners’ frequency of use of recovery strategies, perceptions regarding the most beneficial recovery strategy and reasons for using recovery strategies. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Participants: 186 participants of the 13.1 mile BUPA Great North Run 2013. Methods: A questionnaire was developed which required participants to indicate how frequently they used twelve different recovery strategies, identify which recovery strategy they believed to be most beneficial and rank six reasons for using recovery strategies in order of importance. Data was analysed using a Friedman non-parametric ANOVA and additional non-parametric tests. Results: All participants used recovery strategies. Stretching was the most commonly used recovery strategy (p < 0.001), whereas the use of nutritional supplements was the most commonly selected most beneficial recovery strategy. Over 50% of respondents indicated that they never used strategies such as kinesio tape (80%), hydrotherapy (78%) or ice baths (71%). A significant difference was observed between reasons for using recovery strategy (χ2 (5) = 292.29, p < 0.001). Reducing muscle tightness (rank 4.87) and reducing injury (rank 4.35), were the most frequently chosen most important reasons for using recovery strategies, minor sex and age differences in the responses were identified. Conclusion: Recovery strategy usage appears to be widespread among half marathon runners; however disparities exist between the frequency of use and perceived effectiveness of different recovery strategies. Further research in this area is needed to facilitate the development of recovery strategy guidelines which are both evidence-based and practically relevant.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHuman Kineticsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.humankinetics.com/doi/10.1123/jsr.2016-0029en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Sport Rehabilitationen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectRecoveryen
dc.subjectRunningen
dc.subjectStretchingen
dc.subjectSurveyen
dc.titleThe Use of Recovery Strategies Among Participants of the Bupa Great North Run: A Cross-Sectional Surveyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Sport Rehabilitationen
dc.date.accepted2016-09-
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-140-14en
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