Effect of active vs. passive recovery on repeat suicide run time

James E. Graham, J. Douglas Boatwright, Martha J. Hunskor, Dan C. Howell

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This study was conducted to evaluate the difference between active and passive recovery methods during successive suicide runs by Division I women's collegiate basketball athletes (n = 14). Testing consisted of sprinting suicides on the basketball court using both traditional (short) and reverse-sequence (long) protocols. Two 90-second recovery methods were used, passive (standing still) and active (slow self-paced jogging). Although successive run time was reduced by a mean of 0.55 seconds after passive recovery relative to active, it did not reach significance (p = 0.09). Likewise, the difference between long and short line versions was nonsignificant (p = 0.41). Therefore, neither line sequence nor 90-second recovery technique appears to influence subsequent run time when performing 2 maximal-effort suicides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)338-341
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1 2003


  • Anaerobic
  • Basketball
  • Interval training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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