• Thanawat Kitsuksan Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Allied Health Science, Thammasat University, Pathum thani 12120
  • Pasapol Limnitithum Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Allied Health Science, Thammasat University, Pathum thani 12120
  • Siriyaporn Sae-chueng Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Allied Health Science, Thammasat University, Pathum thani 12120
Keywords: Recovery, Physical performance, Countermovement jump


Declines in force output during physical performances are frequently caused by an accumulation of fatigue and therefore highly effective recovery techniques would enhance athlete performance. This study aims to determine the effect of different recovery duration on countermovement jump after repeated sprint ability tests in healthy male. Twenty one healthy male university students were randomly allocated to active 25-sec, 50-sec and passive 25-sec recovery. Participants performed two sessions of countermovement jump tests before and after completed repeated sprint ability (6 × 40 m) tests in which participants were either performed light stationary running or standing during recovery period by examining a number of variables, such as Countermovement jump height and time used for each single shuttle sprint. There were no statistically significant differences of countermovement jump height between groups throughout the recovery period (p > 0.05). But there was a statistically significant decrease of time used during 5th and 6th of shuttle sprint intervals of active 50-sec compared with passive 25-sec recovery (p < 0.05). In conclusion, the differences of recovery duration had no significant effect on countermovement jump height after repeated sprint ability test; however, study findings shown that light active 50-sec recovery tended to maintain the subsequent countermovement jump performances which were slightly superior to that observed earlier in other recovery strategies.
(Journal of Sports Science and Technology 2018; 18(2): 81- 89)
Keywords: Recovery, Physical performance, Countermovement jump
*Corresponding author: Thanawat KITSUKSAN Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Allied Health Science, Thammasat University, Pathumthani Thailand 12120 E-mail:


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