The influence of compression garments on recovery after Marathon running

Hill, Jessica, Howatson, Glyn, van Someren, Ken, Walshe, Ian and Pedlar, Charles (2014) The influence of compression garments on recovery after Marathon running. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28 (8). pp. 2228-2235. ISSN 1533-4287

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000000469

Abstract

Strenuous physical activity can result in exercise-induced muscle damage. The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of a lower limb compression garment in accelerating recovery from a marathon run. Twenty four subjects (female, n = 7; male, n = 17) completed a marathon run before being assigned to a treatment group or a sham treatment group. The treatment group wore lower limb compression tights for 72 hours after the marathon run, the sham treatment group received a single treatment of 15 minutes of sham ultrasound after the marathon run. Perceived muscle soreness, maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC), and serum markers of creatine kinase (CK) and C-reactive protein (C-RP) were assessed before, immediately after, and 24, 48, and 72 hours after the marathon run. Perceived muscle soreness was significantly lower (p <= 0.05) in the compression group at 24 hours after marathon when compared with the sham group. There were no significant group effects for MVIC, CK, and C-RP (p > 0.05). The use of a lower limb compression garment improved subjective perceptions of recovery; however, there was neither a significant improvement in muscular strength nor a significant attenuation in markers of exercise-induced muscle damage and inflammation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online before print.
Uncontrolled Keywords: exercise, muscle damage, endurance, external pressure
Subjects: C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Nicola King
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2014 13:29
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:41
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/16081

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