Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Physiological Effects of Wearing a Compression Garment during Resistance Exercise
by Stade, Makenzie R., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 79; 10638611
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the physiological effects of wearing a compression garment during resistance exercise. Muscle oxygenation and torque production were measured during exercise and leg circumference, ratings of perceived muscle soreness (RPMS) and plasma creatine kinase (CK) before, immediately after and 24, 48 and 72 hours after exercise were compared between two exercise trials: 1) wearing compression tights and 2) without compression (wearing loose fitting shorts).

The results suggest that compression did not attenuate muscular fatigue or damage as no differences between conditions for leg circumference, RPMS, plasma CK and average torque were observed. Concentrations of hemoglobin (Hb) and total Hb (tHb) were reduced during exercise with compression. Additionally, Hb was reduced and tissue oxygenation index (TOI) was increased post-exercise with compression. These findings suggest that wearing a compression garment during resistance exercise may improve venous return and the re-oxygenation of muscle tissue.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Schick, Evan E.
Commitee: Alencar, Michelle, Cotter, Joshua A.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Kinesiology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 57/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Kinesiology, Physiology
Keywords: Compression garment, Exercise induced muscle damage, Muscle oxygenation, Resistance exercise
Publication Number: 10638611
ISBN: 978-0-355-56291-0
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