Effects of Active vs. Passive Recovery in Bench Presses

Luis A. Berlanga

Michelle Matos-Duarte

José López-Chicharro

*Corresponding author: Luis A. Berlanga luis.berlanga@ufv.es

Original Language Spanish

Cite this article

Berlanga, L.A., Matos-Duarte, M. & López-Chicharro, J. (2021). Effects of Active vs. Passive Recovery in Bench Press. Apunts Educación Física y Deportes, 145, 17-24. https://doi.org/10.5672/apunts.2014-0983.es.(2021/3).145.03



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ISSN: 2014-0983

Received: November 26, 2020

Accepted: April 08, 2021

Published: July 01, 2021