Effects of one bout of exercise combined with consuming lavender extract supplement on some of the indices of DOMS
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1master student
2Assistant Professor Department of physical education science and research branch islamic azad uinversity tehran iran
3Assistant Professor in Exercise Physiology
Introduction: The present study aimed at examining the impact of one session of physical activity along with the consumption of lavender extract on a selection of the markers of DOMS in non-athlete young girls.
Methodology: The statistical population of the study incorporated healthy young girls who have not done regular physical activities during the last year. 30 girls were selected among volunteers as the samples of the study. They were randomly divided into three groups: control group (10 participants), physical activity group (10 participants), physical activity and lavender extract group (10 participants). As the first phase of the study, the whole procedure of the research was fully explained to the participants. Then, the participants' muscle force, knee flexibility, pain feeling, and creatine kinase and lactate dehydrogenase levels were all measured in the pre-test using dynamometer, goniometer, visual analogue scale (VAS), and blood sampling, respectively. The experimental group consumed 60 drops of lavender tincture. However, the control group did not receive anything. Afterwards, each participant took a 20-minute step test on a platform at a height of 46 cm, with the stepping rate of 15 steps per minute for 5 minutes, and a one-minute interval between each level. 24 to 48 hours after the protocol, the above-mentioned factors were measured again. Finally, descriptive statistics, Shapiro-Wilk Test, one-way ANOVA with repeated measurements, and Bonferroni follow-up test were administered using SPSS/21 at the significance level a≤ 0.05 for the statistical data analysis.
Results: The study yielded the results that one session of physical activity along with lavender extract consumption has a significant effect on the muscle force, knee flexibility, pain feeling, and creatine kinase and lactate dehydrogenase levels in non-athlete young girls.
Discussion: Regarding the effect of lavender on the symptoms of delayed muscle soreness, it is recommended that coaches and athletes use this extract.