What is the biochemical and physiological rationale for using Cold Water Immersion in Sports Recovery? A Systematic Review

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Cold-water immersion (CWI) is a popular recovery intervention after exercise. The scientific rationale is not clear and there are no clear guidelines for its use. The aim of this review was to study the physiological and biochemical effect of short periods of CWI. A computer based literature search, citation tracking and related articles searches were undertaken. Primary research studies using healthy human participants, immersed in cold water (
LanguageEnglish
Pages179-187
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010

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