Does Upper-Body Compression Improve 3 × 3-Min Double-Poling Sprint Performance?

Sperlich, Billy; Born, Dennis-Peter; Zinner, Christoph; Hauser, Anna; Holmberg, Hans-Christer (2014). Does Upper-Body Compression Improve 3 × 3-Min Double-Poling Sprint Performance? International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 9(1), pp. 48-57. Human Kinetics 10.1123/ijspp.2013-0137

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Purpose: To evaluate whether upper-body compression affects power output and selected metabolic, cardiorespiratory, hemodynamic, and perceptual responses during three 3-min sessions of double-poling (DP) sprint. Method: Ten well-trained male athletes (25 ± 4 y, 180 ± 4 cm, 74.6 ± 3.2 kg) performed such sprints on a DP ski ergometer with and without a long-sleeved compression garment. Result: Mean power output was not affected by such compression (216 ± 25 W in both cases; P = 1.00, effect size [ES] = 0.00), although blood lactate concentration was lowered (P < .05, ES = 0.50-1.02). Blood gases (ES = 0.07-0.50), oxygen uptake (ES = 0.04-0.28), production of carbon dioxide (ES = 0.01-0.46), heart rate (ES = 0.00-0.21), stroke volume (ES = 0.33-0.81), and cardiac output (ES = 0.20-0.91) were also all unaffected by upper-body compression (best P = 1.00). This was also the case for changes in the tissue saturation index (ES = 0.45-1.17) and total blood content of hemoglobin (ES = 0.09-0.85), as well as ratings of perceived exertion (ES = 0.15-0.88; best P = .96). Conclusion: The authors conclude that the performance of well-trained athletes during 3 × 3-min DP sprints will not be enhanced by upper-body compression.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

Swiss Federal Institute of Sports Magglingen SFISM > EHSM - Leistungssport > Sportphysiologie Ausdauer

Name:

Sperlich, Billy;
Born, Dennis-Peter;
Zinner, Christoph;
Hauser, Anna and
Holmberg, Hans-Christer

ISSN:

1555-0265 (Print) 1555-0273 (Online)

Publisher:

Human Kinetics

Language:

English

Submitter:

Admin import user

Date Deposited:

04 Feb 2021 12:43

Last Modified:

28 Sep 2021 02:17

Publisher DOI:

10.1123/ijspp.2013-0137

PubMed ID:

23881333

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Blood gas Clothing Near-infrared spectroscopy Oxygen consumption Task force

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/11151

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