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Effects of Compression Wear on Muscle Soreness (COMDOME)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 31, 2018
Last Update Posted : July 6, 2018
German Sport University, Cologne
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Erlangen-Nürnberg Medical School

Brief Summary:

The study address two main topics:

  1. The effect of compression garment on whole-body electromyostimulation (WB-EMS) induced muscle soreness in young adults
  2. The repeated bout effect of one intense session of WB-EMS as determined by various regeneration parameters

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Muscular Regeneration Repeated Bout Effect of WB-EMS Other: Compression Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Using a cross-over design we applied 2 intense WB-EMS training sessions either with or without subsequent wearing of compression garments (long tights) for 5 days at baseline and after a washout period of 4 weeks. Healthy young to middle aged athletes used compression garments immediately postexercise for 24 hours and further 12 h during the day. Blood samples, questionnaires, resting metabolic rate and performance test were applied prior and 24, 48,72 and 96 h post-exercise consistently without wearing compression garments.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 23 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double (Care Provider, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Compression Wear on Whole-body Electromyostimulation and Exercise-induced Muscle Soreness. A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Actual Study Start Date : December 10, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 22, 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : May 31, 2018

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Compressive garment
Groups wear compression garment after WB-EMS induced muscle soreness
Other: Compression
Participants in the treatment group wear compression garment after intense WB-EMS application for 24 h, and 12 h for day 2, 3, 4 post WB-EMS.

No Intervention: No compression garment
Groups wear no compression garment after WB-EMS induced muscle soreness

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Maximum isokinetic leg extensor strength [ Time Frame: 5 days ]
    Changes of isokinetic leg extensor strength during the intervention period

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Perceived physical state [ Time Frame: 5 days ]
    Changes of perceived physical state as determined by the WKV-scale (Kleinert, 2001) during the intervention period

  2. Resting metabolic rate [ Time Frame: 5 days ]
    Changes of resting metabolic rate during the intervention period

  3. Myoglobin [ Time Frame: 5 days ]
    Changes of myoglobin-levels during the intervention period

  4. Heart rate variability [ Time Frame: 5 days ]
    Changes of Heart rate variability during the intervention period

  5. creatine-kinase (CK) concentration [ Time Frame: 5 days ]
    Changes of CK-levels during the intervention period

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Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy athletes with >5 years of experience in competition balls sports and corresponding discipline specific resistance exercise

Exclusion Criteria:

  • diseases and medication affecting muscle metabolism
  • contraindication for WB-EMS

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03417323

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Institute of Medical Physics University of Erlangen-Nurnberg
Erlangen, Germany, 91052
Institute of Medical Physics, University of Erlangen-Nurnberg
Erlangen, Germany, 91052
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Erlangen-Nürnberg Medical School
German Sport University, Cologne
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Study Chair: Helmut Lötzerich, PhD German Sport University, Cologne
Principal Investigator: Wolfgang Kemmler, PhD University of Erlangen-Nürnberg Medical School
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: University of Erlangen-Nürnberg Medical School Identifier: NCT03417323    
Other Study ID Numbers: Compression_DOMS_EMS
First Posted: January 31, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 6, 2018
Last Verified: July 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Musculoskeletal Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms