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Old 12-06-2010, 06:37 PM   #6
Jarod Barker
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Originally Posted by Andrew Midmer View Post
The science from SKINS

http://www.skinsusa.com/index.php/en/science.html


Is this an extension of Rest Ice Compression Elevation?

Will this reduce DOMS in a signficant way?

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11411623

Kraemer seems to think otherwise.

Does anyone have any anecdotal evidence when it comes to this.

Thanks
I tried it. I found no measurable difference. I even compared my blood oxygen using a pulse oximeter with and without the compression wear, no difference at all. Morning pulse rate was the same, soreness was the same, etc. I will say, they are comfortable, so if it's hot out, they're actually quite nice. But I wouldn't count on them for recovery. You'll get more from jumping into a garbage can full of ice water immediately after your workouts.
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