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dc.contributor.authorMcMaster, Daniel Travisen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorBeaven, Christopher Martynen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorMayo, Braden_NZ
dc.contributor.authorGill, Nicholas D.en_NZ
dc.contributor.authorHébert-Losier, Kimen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-21T20:52:47Z
dc.date.available2017-11-28en_NZ
dc.date.available2018-02-21T20:52:47Z
dc.date.issued2017en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationMcMaster, D. T., Beaven, C. M., Mayo, B., Gill, N., & Hébert-Losier, K. (2017). The Efficacy of Wrestling-Style Compression Suits to Improve Maximum Isometric Force and Movement Velocity in Well-Trained Male Rugby Athletes. Frontiers in Physiology, 8:874. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2017.00874en
dc.identifier.issn1664-042Xen_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/11674
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The prevalence of compression garment (CG) use is increasing with athletes striving to take advantage of the purported benefits to recovery and performance. Here, we investigated the effect of CG on muscle force and movement velocity performance in athletes. Methods: Ten well-trained male rugby athletes wore a wrestling-style CG suit applying 13–31 mmHg of compressive pressure during a training circuit in a repeated-measures crossover design. Force and velocity data were collected during a 5-s isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP) and repeated countermovement jump (CMJ), respectively; and time to complete a 5-m horizontal loaded sled push was also measured. Results: IMTP peak force was enhanced in the CG condition by 139 ± 142 N (effect size [ES] = 0.36). Differences in CMJ peak velocity (ES = 0.08) and loaded sled-push sprint time between the conditions were trivial (ES = −0.01). A qualitative assessment of the effects of CG wear suggested that the likelihood of harm was unlikely in the CMJ and sled push, while a beneficial effect in the CMJ was possible, but not likely. Half of the athletes perceived a functional benefit in the IMTP and CMJ exercises. Conclusion: Consistent with other literature, there was no substantial effect of wearing a CG suit on CMJ and sprint performance. The improvement in peak force generation capability in an IMTP may be of benefit to rugby athletes involved in scrummaging or lineout lifting. The mechanism behind the improved force transmission is unclear, but may involve alterations in neuromuscular recruitment and proprioceptive feedback.
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dc.publisherFrontiers Mediaen_NZ
dc.rights© 2017 McMaster, Beaven, Mayo, Gill and Hébert-Losier. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
dc.subjectScience & Technologyen_NZ
dc.subjectLife Sciences & Biomedicineen_NZ
dc.subjectPhysiologyen_NZ
dc.subjectcompressionen_NZ
dc.subjectisometric strengthen_NZ
dc.subjecthorizontal forceen_NZ
dc.subjectcountermovement jumpen_NZ
dc.subjectsled pushen_NZ
dc.subjectrugby athletesen_NZ
dc.subjectVERTICAL JUMP PERFORMANCEen_NZ
dc.subjectEXTERNAL COMPRESSIONen_NZ
dc.subjectRUNNING PERFORMANCEen_NZ
dc.subjectSPRINT PERFORMANCEen_NZ
dc.subjectLOWER-LIMBen_NZ
dc.subjectGARMENTSen_NZ
dc.subjectEXERCISEen_NZ
dc.subjectRECOVERYen_NZ
dc.subjectPLAYERSen_NZ
dc.subjectTIGHTSen_NZ
dc.titleThe Efficacy of Wrestling-Style Compression Suits to Improve Maximum Isometric Force and Movement Velocity in Well-Trained Male Rugby Athletesen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fphys.2017.00874en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfFrontiers in Physiologyen_NZ
pubs.elements-id211052
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_NZ
pubs.volume8en_NZ
uow.identifier.article-noARTN 874


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