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.
|Advisor:||Schick, Evan E.|
|Commitee:||Alencar, Michelle, Cotter, Joshua A.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 57/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Compression garment, Exercise induced muscle damage, Muscle oxygenation, Resistance exercise|
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