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Compression Garments in Sports: Athletic Performance and Recovery

Editors: Engel, Florian, Sperlich, Billy (Eds.)

  • Presents a comprehensive overview of scientific findings on the effects of compression garments on performance and recovery
  • Demonstrates useful applications of compression clothing in different kinds of sports
  • Presents essential tips on the practical application of compression clothing in training and competition
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About this book

This book presents recent research addressing the effects of different types of compression clothing on sport performance and recovery after exercise. It is also the first book that summarizes the effects of compression clothing on all main motor abilities in the context of various sports, offering a wealth of practical guidelines on how to optimize performance and recovery with the help of compression clothing.
The book examines the effects of this clothing on physiological, psychological and biomechanical parameters including endurance, speed, strength, power, and motor control. It explains the basic principles involved in the reasonable application of compression garments in connection with different kinds of exercise, and describes the essential mechanisms of how compression garments work in a reader-friendly format that addresses the needs of researchers, athletes and coaches alike.

About the authors

Dr. Florian Engel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Sport Science, Engler-Bunte-Ring 15, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Prof. Dr. Billy Sperlich, Universität Würzburg, Institut für Sportwissenschaft, Judenbühlweg 11, 97082 Würzburg, Germany

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • General Considerations for Compression Garments in Sports: Applied Pressures and Body Coverage

    MacRae, Braid A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-32

  • Effects of Compression Garments on Performance and Recovery in Endurance Athletes

    Engel, Florian (et al.)

    Pages 33-61

  • Effects of Compression Garments in Strength, Power and Speed Based Exercise

    Duffield, Rob (et al.)

    Pages 63-78

  • Compression Garments and Performance Enhancement in Balance and Precision Tasks

    Donath, Lars (et al.)

    Pages 79-87

  • Compression Garments and Recovery

    Hill, Jessica

    Pages 89-111

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-39480-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-39479-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-81896-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Compression Garments in Sports: Athletic Performance and Recovery
Editors
  • Florian Engel
  • Billy Sperlich
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39480-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39480-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-39479-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81896-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 111
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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