• chadaphan Suwannate Kasembundit University


Cold Water Immersion, Listened to Slow Music, Male Futsal Athletes, Recovery


            This research aimed to study and compare different recovery techniques, sitting, listening to slow music, cold-water immersion, and listening to slow music in combination with cold-water immersion on recovery after exercise to exhaustion in male futsal athletes. Fourteen Kasem Bundit University male futsal players, aged 18 to 25 years, with body weight (67.88±1.17 kg.), height (175.67±1.50 cm.) participated in this study. Ambient humidity and temperature were recorded. Participant performed an incremental running test on treadmill at a speed of 10 km/hr with 0.5 km/hr increased every minute until exhaustion. Subsequently they were randomly allocated into different recovery conditions including quietly sitting alone, listening to slow music alone, cold-water immersion alone, and listening to slow music in combination with cold-water immersion for 5 minutes. A minimum of 7 days is required between each condition. Heart rate, blood pressure, ear temperature, blood lactate, and mood state were recorded at resting, immediately after exercise and after recovery All data were analyzed using one-way ANOVA with repeated measures.
     Blood lactate, ear temperature and mood state (vigor or fatigue fatigue) after listening to slow music in combination with cold-water immersion, simply cold cold-water immersion, simply listening to slow music, and
simply idle sitting for 5 minutes were statistically different at p<0 0.01 level of significance Blood lactate, ear
temperature and mood state ( fatigue were significantly lower, whereas mood state (vigor) was higher in the
listening to slow music in combination with cold-water immersion group than those in simply cold cold-water
immersion, simply listening to slow music, and simply idle sitting for 5 minutes , whereas heart rate and mean
blood pressure after recovery were not significance significance. It was found that recovery technique by listening to slow music in combination with five-minute shin-level 10-15°C cold-water immersion was an alternative effective technique to recover, relax and refresh the body and mind after exercise to exhaustion. Therefore, it is suggested for athletes to apply this research in real futsal competition during half time break with simultaneous tactical game meeting. It could also be applicable to other sports.
(Journal of Sports Science and Technology 2022; 22(1):113-126))
(Received: 13 August 2021, Revised: 12 April 2022, Accepted: 18 April 2022) KEY WORDS: Cold Water Immersion/ Listened to Slow Music/ Male Futsal Athletes/ Recovery
Corresponding Author: Chadaphan SUWANNATE Faculty of Sports Science, Kasem Bundit University, Bangkok, THAILAND


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