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Lower limb compression garment improves recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage in young, active females

Overview of attention for article published in European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology, April 2010
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Title
Lower limb compression garment improves recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage in young, active females
Published in
European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology, April 2010
DOI 10.1007/s00421-010-1464-0
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Authors

John R. Jakeman, Chris Byrne, Roger G. Eston

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of lower limb compression as a recovery strategy following exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD). Seventeen female volunteers completed 10 x 10 plyometric drop jumps from a 0.6-m box to induce muscle damage. Participants were randomly allocated to a passive recovery (n = 9) or a compression treatment (n = 8) group. Treatment group volunteers wore full leg compression stockings for 12 h immediately following damaging exercise. Passive recovery group participants had no intervention. Indirect indices of muscle damage (muscle soreness, creatine kinase activity, knee extensor concentric strength, and vertical jump performance) were assessed prior to and 1, 24, 48, 72, and 96 h following plyometric exercise. Plyometric exercise had a significant effect (p < or = 0.05) on all indices of muscle damage. The compression treatment reduced decrements in countermovement jump performance (passive recovery 88.1 +/- 2.8% vs. treatment 95.2 +/- 2.9% of pre-exercise), squat jump performance (82.3 +/- 1.9% vs. 94.5 +/- 2%), and knee extensor strength loss (81.6 +/- 3% vs. 93 +/- 3.2%), and reduced muscle soreness (4.0 +/- 0.23 vs. 2.4 +/- 0.24), but had no significant effect on creatine kinase activity. The results indicate that compression clothing is an effective recovery strategy following exercise-induced muscle damage.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 2%
Canada 2 1%
France 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Unknown 163 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 36 21%
Student > Bachelor 33 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 15%
Researcher 19 11%
Unspecified 14 8%
Other 44 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 78 45%
Medicine and Dentistry 31 18%
Unspecified 21 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 6%
Engineering 11 6%
Other 20 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 March 2014.
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#3,303,070
of 12,344,902 outputs
Outputs from European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology
#1,083
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Outputs of similar age
#32,452
of 128,852 outputs
Outputs of similar age from European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology
#14
of 36 outputs
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