Compression Garments in Sports: Athletic Performance and Recovery

  • Florian Engel
  • Billy Sperlich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Florian Engel, Christian Stockinger, Alexander Woll, Billy Sperlich
    Pages 33-61
  3. Jessica Hill
    Pages 89-111

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.


Compression Garments Venous Hemodynamics Endurance Exercise Recovery Muscle Soreness Inflammatory Markers

Editors and affiliations

  • Florian Engel
    • 1
  • Billy Sperlich
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Sport ScienceKarlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Department of Sport Science, Integrative and Experimental Exercise ScienceUniversity of WürzburgWürzburgGermany

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