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The assessment of a novel lower body resistance garment as a mechanism to increase the training stimulus during running: a randomised cross-over study

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posted on 2022-04-08, 00:00 authored by Samantha HoffmannSamantha Hoffmann, I Di Domenico, Paul Collins
Abstract
Background
This study examined the physiological and perceived impact of wearing a novel lower body resistance garment during exercise and recovery.

Methods
Using a randomised cross-over design, 15 recreationally-active males performed 2 × 10-min steady-state runs followed by a 10-min passive recovery with concomitant monitoring of oxygen consumption (V̇O2), heart rate (HR) and rating of perceived exertion (RPE; exercise portion only), wearing either the resistance garment (experimental) or running shorts (control).

Results
During exercise, there was a trend for V̇O2 and RPE to be higher (4.5% and 7.7% respectively) in experimental than control (V̇O2: r = 0.24, p > 0.05; RPE: r = 0.32, p > 0.05) and for HR to be lower (− 0.4%, r = − 0.05, p > 0.05). During recovery, V̇O2 and HR tended to be lower (4.7% and 4.3% respectively) in experimental than control (V̇O2: r = − 0.32, p > 0.05; HR: r = − 0.27, p > 0.05).

Conclusions
Though effects were trivial to small, and not statistically significant, these findings provide proof of concept and suggest that this garment design may increase the training stimulus during running and aid post-exercise recovery.

History

Journal

BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation

Volume

14

Article number

63

Pagination

1 - 11

Publisher

BMC

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

2052-1847

eISSN

2052-1847

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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