Wearing a sports compression garment on the performance of visuomotor tracking following eccentric exercise : a pilot study

Pearce, Alan J., Kidgell, Dawson J., Grikepelis, Luke A and Carlson, John S. 2009, Wearing a sports compression garment on the performance of visuomotor tracking following eccentric exercise : a pilot study, Journal of science and medicine in sport, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 500-502.

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Title Wearing a sports compression garment on the performance of visuomotor tracking following eccentric exercise : a pilot study
Author(s) Pearce, Alan J.
Kidgell, Dawson J.
Grikepelis, Luke A
Carlson, John S.
Journal name Journal of science and medicine in sport
Volume number 12
Issue number 4
Start page 500
End page 502
Total pages 3
Publisher Elsevier Australia
Place of publication Chatswood, N.S.W.
Publication date 2009-07
ISSN 1440-2440
1878-1861
Keyword(s) visuomotor
compression garments
eccentric exercise
kinesis
Summary Clinical compression garments have been shown to improve functional control in patients with motor impairments, however, investigation in functional control has not been observed whilst wearing sports compression garments. This pilot study assessed motor control changes in the bicep brachii muscle following a bout of eccentric exercise designed to induce delayed onset muscle soreness for intervals up to 14 days after exercise. Eight male participants performed 35 maximal isokinetic eccentric extensions at 90° s−1. Participants where then randomly divided into one of two groups to perform a one-dimensional elbow flexion/extension visuomotor tracking task; one group wore a sports compression garment during the task, the other acted as control (no garment). The group who wore the compression garment performed the tracking task significantly better immediately post-exercise, and at days 1, 2 and 3 post-exercise (p ≤ 0.05). Non-significant but large and moderate effects sizes (ES), in tracking, were found between the two groups on day 5 (ES = 1.3) and day 7 (ES = 0.7), respectively. Further research is necessary to elucidate these preliminary findings, however, the results suggest that the wearing of sports compression garments post-eccentric exercise has a positive effect on functional motor control.
Language eng
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Sports Medicine Australia
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