Cindy Catherine Carballada, Grace Coler, Gianna M Di Silvestro, Kate Jane Klein, Madeline Grace Salach


This poster reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process.



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The issue that this study will address is what is the best way to relieve muscle soreness after exercise. More specifically, this study will help determine how different temperature (i.e. hot & cold) will help relieve delayed onset muscle soreness more efficiently. The settings of this project will be to place the participants into a highly heated pool or an ice bath. To collect data, interviews with 4 individuals, 2 males and 2 females, will be conducted. The interviews will be conducted after the individuals exercise to obtain delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) information and then either use hot or cold temperatures to relieve it. The exercise will consist of various resistance training focused on the lower body. Participants will exercise their hamstrings, quadriceps, adductors, and so on, which will then lead to the immediate application of heat or cold therapy. The study will also have a control group in order to compare the results to a baseline of the specific exercises without temperature application post-workout. We plan for our data to show results of DOMS in individuals and determine which temperature provides the best relief. The detailed findings will be reported at the symposium.

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Course Project

Primary Advisor

Haozhou Pu

Primary Advisor's Department

Health and Sport Science


Stander Symposium project

The effects of temperature on delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)