THE EFFECTS OF ADIDAS POWERWEB COMPRESSION SHORTS ON MUSCLE OSCILLATION AND DROP JUMP PERFORMANCE

  • R. Peters
  • N. Smith
  • M. Lauder
Keywords: Compression, drop-jump, muscle, oscillation, shorts

Abstract

Adidas compression garment with PowerWeb technology was used in this study to explore the effects on athletic performance and influence on muscle oscillation during a drop jump task. Six male subjects performed 3 drop jumps under 2 conditions, bare leg (control condition) and PowerWeb compression shorts. Three dimensional kinematic data were collected using Vicon Motus software sampling at 500 Hz and force data with a Kistler force plate using Bioware software sampling at 500 Hz. Two-tailed paired sample t-test‘s were conducted to discover significant differences in muscle oscillation, maximum peak ground reaction force (GRF), peak vertical loading rate (PVLR) and jump height. Wearing PowerWeb compression shorts showed an improvement in jump height with an increase of 6.9 mm, although subjects experienced an extra 1 BW of force during landing.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities