Student Author Information

Parker GlennFollow

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Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

April 2019

Department

Exercise Physiology

Abstract

Professional, college, and high school athletes, as well as the average person can be looking to enhance their performance during exercise and competitions they participate in. Ergogenic aids are used regularly to help increase performance. Specifically, full-length, lower extremity compression garments (CGs) are becoming commonly used in sporting and exercise activities for many different groups of people as a possible performance enhancer. Studies have shown that CGs are being used as a performance enhancer due to the idea that they decrease vibration and friction in the muscles, thus increasing performance by increasing total power output 1. This theory will be tested to see if CGs are viable ergogenic aids. The tests used to determine this were the vertical jump test, a 40 yard sprint test, and the Wingate test using an ergometer. Subjects were randomly selected to wear the CG or not on the first visit day. They performed the vertical jump three times, the 40 yard sprint twice, and the Wingate test once in said order. The procedures were repeated with or without the CG. Data was collected, analyzed, and conclusions were drawn from the data and the analysis.

Reference:

1. Sipes D, Graybill D, Haas D, Cawley J. Adidas TechFit shorts and their effect on anaerobic power output and sports enhancement. Keystone J Undergrad Research [Internet]. 2011;1(1):8-12. Available from: https://www.ship.edu/globalassets/keystone-journal/sipes_ship.pdf

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Jill Lucas, Dr. Nancy Cowden, Dr. Sean Collins

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The Effect of Full-Length Lower Extremity Compression Garments on Anaerobic Power Performance

Professional, college, and high school athletes, as well as the average person can be looking to enhance their performance during exercise and competitions they participate in. Ergogenic aids are used regularly to help increase performance. Specifically, full-length, lower extremity compression garments (CGs) are becoming commonly used in sporting and exercise activities for many different groups of people as a possible performance enhancer. Studies have shown that CGs are being used as a performance enhancer due to the idea that they decrease vibration and friction in the muscles, thus increasing performance by increasing total power output 1. This theory will be tested to see if CGs are viable ergogenic aids. The tests used to determine this were the vertical jump test, a 40 yard sprint test, and the Wingate test using an ergometer. Subjects were randomly selected to wear the CG or not on the first visit day. They performed the vertical jump three times, the 40 yard sprint twice, and the Wingate test once in said order. The procedures were repeated with or without the CG. Data was collected, analyzed, and conclusions were drawn from the data and the analysis.

Reference:

1. Sipes D, Graybill D, Haas D, Cawley J. Adidas TechFit shorts and their effect on anaerobic power output and sports enhancement. Keystone J Undergrad Research [Internet]. 2011;1(1):8-12. Available from: https://www.ship.edu/globalassets/keystone-journal/sipes_ship.pdf