Effect of resistance exercise with arm sleeve compression garments accelerates blood lactate removal

Arm Sleeve Compression Garments Accelerates Blood Lactate Removal

  • Gaspar Rogerio da Silva Chiappa Centro Universitário de Anápolis - UniEvangélica
Keywords: LACTATE METABOLISM, ARM SLEEVE COMPRESSION GARMENTS, EXERCISE.

Abstract

Purpose:

It has long been suggested that arm sleeve compression garments (CG) may impact blood lactate levels ([Lac-]B) during the recovery from resistive exercise. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that upper-body compression garments during recovery from intense resistive exercise contribute to La clearance, thus leading to reduced [Lac-]B.

Methods:

Sixteen healthy men underwent two sequences of flexion and extension exercises of the elbows and triceps on a pulley, with and without upper-body compression garments, separated by 72h. The exercises were performed with 3 sets of 10 RM, and a cadence of 2 sec was maintained in the eccentric phase and concentric phase. During an inactive recovery period of 20 minutes, serial arterialized venous blood samples were collected to obtain lactate concentrations.

Results:

Subjects showed similar responses at baseline and at peak exercise during the two experimental conditions. [Lac-]B during recovery was reduced with the use of upper-body compression garments at 5, 10, 15, and 20 min of recovery (P<0.05).

Conclusion:

These data are consistent with the notion that compression garments can accelerate lactate removal during recovery from intense exercise.

Published
15-12-2021
How to Cite
Chiappa, G. (2021). Effect of resistance exercise with arm sleeve compression garments accelerates blood lactate removal. Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.17784/mtprehabjournal.2021.19.1220
Section
Short Communication