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Recovery Questionnaire

I.  I.  Demographics   Please check () your response or fill in the box.

 

Age:         Zip code of residence:             Sex      Male         Female

 

Height      feet            inches                         Weight   pounds

 

Race/ethnicity            Black                    White                    Asian                   Latino/a           
                                   
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander                   American Indian/Alaskan Native 

Highest level of education completed       (select only one

 Some High School             
 High School/GED     
 Vocational  Degree                
 Associate Degree
 Bachelors Degree                  
 Graduate School

Which of the following best describes your current living situation? (only one)           

 Alone         
 Roommates        
 Parents/Grandparents      
 Extended family
 Spouse/partner (no children)       
 Spouse/partner & children           
 My children

What is your current annual household income in U.S. dollars? (only one)

 Less than $24,999           
 $25,000 - $34,999           
 $35,000 - $49,999
 $50,000 - $74,999             
  $75,000 - $99,999           
 Greater than $100,000

 

I     II. Training habits   Please fill in the blank.

Below list the activities you have performed on a regular basis the past 3 months. Describe your average workout intensity on a scale of 1 to 5, reflecting how heavy and strenuous the exercise felt to you.  1 = very light", 3 = somewhat hard", 5 = very hard".

 

Activity

Days/week

Minutes per session

Intensity

 Very            Very

 Light            Hard

Running or jogging
 


 

1   2   3   4   5
 


Cycling
 


 


 1   2   3   4   5
 


Swimming
 



 1   2   3   4   5
 

Other Cardiovascular
(please describe below)

 



 1   2   3   4   5
 

Strength Training
 



 1   2   3   4   5
 

Team sport
(list sport)


 


 1   2   3   4   5
 

Individual sport
(list sport)
 

 1   2   3   4   5
 

Other
(list):
 



 1   2   3   4   5
 

 

  1. Are you currently training for a competitive event?

   No (If NO, continue to Question 2 below)         Yes (If YES, jump to Question 3 below)

 

  1.  Have you ever competed in any of the types of events listed below? (all that apply)

 None             
Local       
Regional            
National       
 International        
If you answered NONE, jump to Section III Recovery
 

  1. Have you competed in any of the types of events listed below within the last 12 months? (all that apply)

 None             
Local       
Regional            
National       
 International        
 

  1. Would you be considered to be an elite athlete? An elite athlete is one who has competed or has qualified to compete at a National  Championship (top 15% of age group) or U.S. Olympic Team Trials or has been certified by an organization (e.g. USA Triathlon) as elite.

 Yes                                 No

  1. List your primary competitive sport and best event (where applicable).

Competitive sport:              Competitive event:

 

  1. Do you belong to any organizations related to your competitive sport? (all that apply)


 None  
Local       
Regional            
National       
 International

  1. On average, how many times per year (over past 3 years) did you compete? 
     
  1. On average, how many hours/week do you train MAXIMALLY during peak training season within the past year? (only one)

 0 - 5 hrs/week                  
 6 10 hrs/week                
 11 15 hrs/week 
 16 20 hrs/week              
 21 25 hrs/week               
 More than 25 hrs/week

 

III. Recovery The time after intense training or competition

The following questions or statements refer to recovery defined here as the time period after an intense workout, training session, or competition.

 

1.      What do you most commonly do immediately after an exercise bout, from the perspective of recovery? Please describe.

 

2.      Are there things that prevent you from eating or drinking after an intense training session or competitive event?  Please describe:

Training Session: 

 

Competitive Event:  

 

3.      How long do you think recovery lasts after an intense workout or competition? (only one)

       up to 30 min
 up to 2 hr               
up to 4 hr             
up to 6 hr   
up to 8 hr               
up to 10 hr             
up to 12 hr           
up to 24 hr

4.      What is the purpose of recovery? Indicate ( up to 4)   

       Rehydrate     
 Rest muscles    
 Replace vitamins    
 Repair muscles
 Cool down    
  Restore Fuel Stores     

 

3.      Whats important to you during recover after COMPETITION? 
Rate ONLY YOUR TOP FIVE CHOICES  --  enter a number from 1 to 5 (1  = most important)

 Massage                       
  Shower             
 Take supplements            FORMCHECKBOX  Drink water

 FORMCHECKBOX  Anti-inflammatories    FORMCHECKBOX  Ice        FORMCHECKBOX  Take antioxidants            FORMCHECKBOX  Have caffeine

 FORMCHECKBOX  Rest/sit/sleep               FORMCHECKBOX  Hot tub/soak   FORMCHECKBOX  Drink recovery drink         FORMCHECKBOX  Eat solid food

 

4.      Whats important to you during recover after INTENSE WORKOUT OR TRAINING SESSIONS?  Rate from 1 to 5 (1  = most important)

 FORMCHECKBOX  Massage                       FORMCHECKBOX  Shower             FORMCHECKBOX  Take supplements            FORMCHECKBOX  Drink water

 FORMCHECKBOX  Anti-inflammatories    FORMCHECKBOX  Ice        FORMCHECKBOX  Take antioxidants             FORMCHECKBOX  Have caffeine

 FORMCHECKBOX  Rest/sit/sleep               FORMCHECKBOX  Hot tub/soak   FORMCHECKBOX  Drink recovery drink         FORMCHECKBOX  Eat solid food

 

5.      What is most important to you in recovery foods or beverages?  Read all options carefully before you select.  Rate from 1 to 5 (1  = most important)

 

 FORMCHECKBOX  Contains protein                                                               FORMCHECKBOX  High glycemic index      

 FORMCHECKBOX  Has a 4:1 carbohydrate:protein ratio                                FORMCHECKBOX  Inexpensive         

 FORMCHECKBOX  I can pack it/convenient                                                   FORMCHECKBOX  Is a sports drink

 FORMCHECKBOX  High in carbohydrate                                                       FORMCHECKBOX  Natural, organic

 FORMCHECKBOX  Drink made specifically for recovery                   FORMCHECKBOX  Contains antioxidants

 FORMCHECKBOX  Contains two kinds of carbohydrate                                FORMCHECKBOX  Has caffeine in it

 FORMCHECKBOX  Is a sports or meal replacement bar                                   FORMCHECKBOX  Is a brand name I know

 FORMCHECKBOX  Product made specifically for athletes                             FORMCHECKBOX  Has caffeine in it

             FORMCHECKBOX  Is real food and not a commercial product                      FORMCHECKBOX  Solid food           

 


 

Next to each statement highlight the button under the choice that best describes the degree to which you agree with the statement

Strongly Agree   - Agree -   No Opinion/Not Sure - Disagree - Strongly Disagree

 

Your thoughts on the purpose of recovery

Strongly

 Agree

Agree

No Opinion/

 Not Sure 

Disagree

 

 

 

 

Strongly Disagree

 

 

 

It is not necessary to eat or drink anything special to recover from intense exercise or competition

 

I consider recovery is a part of training.

 

It is not important to consume carbohydrate during recovery.

 

It is important to consume protein during recovery.

 

It is important to consume protein and carbohydrate at the same time during recovery.

 

It does not matter the amount of protein or carbohydrate consumed, as long as it is in a liquid form to be most effective during recovery.

 

Taking antioxidants during recovery will speed up (shorten) recovery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        IV. Dietary Supplements

 

The following statements address your views on dietary supplements.  In this case, dietary supplements refer to products you purchase and consume for general health purposes or for some aspect of sports performance.  Next to each statement place an "X" under the choice that best describes the degree to which you agree with the statement.

 
Do you currently use dietary supplements for general health?
   Yes           No

Do you currently use dietary supplements to enhance sports performance?    Yes          No

Strongly Agree   - Agree -   No Opinion/Not Applicable - Disagree - Strongly Disagree

 

Your views on dietary supplements

Strongly Agree

Agree

No Opinion/

Not Applicable

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

Taking dietary supplements is safe because they are tested by scientists.

 

Taking dietary supplements would give me more energy.

 

Taking dietary supplements would help prevent my getting a cold or the flu.

 

Taking dietary supplements would help all athletes do better in sports.

 

Taking dietary supplements is a safe way for athletes to improve sports performance.

 

Taking dietary supplements is a good way to build & restore muscles.

 

Athletes my age need dietary supplements to improve sports performance.

 

Athletes my age need dietary supplements for general health reasons.

 

Dietary supplements are safe because professional athletes take & recommend them.

 

Dietary supplements work because professional athletes take & recommend them.

 

My coach would support my using dietary supplements to improve sports performance.

 

My coach would support my using dietary supplements for general health reasons.

 

My family/friends would support my using dietary supplements for general health reasons.

 

My family/friends would support my using dietary supplements for better sports performance.

 

My teammates/training partner would support my using dietary supplements for better sports performance.

 

My teammates/training partner would support my using dietary supplements for general health reasons

 

My doctor would support my using dietary supplements to improve sports performance.

 

My doctor would support my using dietary supplements for general health reasons.

 

My athletic/personal trainer or physical therapist would support my using dietary supplements to improve sports performance.

 

My athletic/personal trainer or physical therapist would support my using dietary supplements for general health reasons.

 

Generally speaking, I want to do what family/friends prefer me to do.

 

Generally speaking, I want to do what my coach/trainer wants me to do.

 

Generally speaking, I want to do what my doctor wants me to do.