I have chosen the following paper for our first journal club:
Brophy-Williams N, Landers G, Wallman K. Effect of immediate and delayed cold water immersion after a high intensity exercise session on subsequent run performance. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine; 2011; 10: 665-70
My reasons for choosing the paper are that it’s open access so we can all easily read it and cold water immersion for recovery is an area of interest to me. Have a read of the paper and think about these discussion points:
1. What do you think of the findings of this paper?
2. How should the findings from this paper influence recovery strategies?
You may find it helpful to use PICO when you analyse the paper. Participants, Intervention, Comparisson, Outcome. I find it a useful way to summarise the paper. I’ve also posted some links to critical appraisal websites and articles that you may find helpful (see blog entitled ‘Critical appraisal‘).
I’m looking forward to reading all your comments below. I will summarise the comments on Saturday 21st and the next journal club paper will be posted on 22nd January.