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Thanawat Kitsuksan
Jidapa Chatnitiporn
Benjamas Srihara
Jiranant Jitreengarm


Purpose The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of supine lying with and without legs elevation on knee muscle recovery after plyometric exercise.

Methods Sixteen low-active healthy males were randomly allocated to supine lying with legs elevated 45 degree (n=8) or a supine lying (n=8) position for 30 minutes per day that lasted 5 days after completed 100 drop jumps from a 0.6-m box to induce muscle soreness. Indirect indices of muscle soreness (Pain scale, Peak torque, Hamstring/Quadriceps ratio) were assessed before and 24, 48, 72, and 96 hours post-exercise.

Results Supine lying with legs elevated position showed statistical significant difference in peak torque of knee extensor by 96 hours compared with supine lying position. (p<0.05) However, there were no statistically significant differences in time between groups throughout the recovery period on pain scale and Hamstring/Quadriceps ratio variables.

Conclusions Supine lying with legs elevated tends to attenuate the sign of delayed-onset muscle soreness of knee extensor following plyometric exercise compared with supine lying position.


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Kitsuksan, T., Chatnitiporn, J. ., Srihara, B., & Jitreengarm, J. (2019). COMPARISON OF EFFECTS BETWEEN SUPINE LYING WITH LEGS ELEVATED AND SUPINE LYING ON KNEE MUSCLE RECOVERY AFTER PLYOMETRIC EXERCISE IN LOW-ACTIVE HEALTHY MALE. Journal of Sports Science and Health, 20(2), 14–25. Retrieved from
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