The Effects of Compression Garments on Recovery

Vanessa Davies, Kevin G. Thompson and Stephen-Mark Cooper

Purpose: To investigate whether wearing lower-body compression garments attenuate (reduce) indices of muscle damage and decrements in performance following drop-jump training.

Conclusions: Data indicates that creatine kinase (CK) responses and perceived muscle soreness (PMS) might be reduced by wearing compression tights in some participants after drop-jump training; however, no benefit in performance was observed.

IN PLAIN ENGLISH: Compression garments may reduce post drop-jump exercise muscle damage and soreness, but they will not improve the performance during drop-jump training.