Differences in Repeated Jump Performance While Wearing Lower-Body Compression Garments Versus a Placebo and Self-Selected Workout Attire
Background: Extreme conditioning (EC) programs, such as those by Crossfit®, and Insanity™ have increased in popularity, possibly due their perceived benefits in health and fitness. Repeated bouts of maximal intensity exercises as found in EC programs may lead to a decrease in power that may affect an individual’s ability to complete a workout. Lower body compression garments (LBCG) have the potential to delay these power decrements. Purpose: To investigate the effects of LBCG on power decrements during repeated jumps. Methods: Twelve EC individuals (5 males and 7 females) between the ages of 18 ...