Pressure Effects of Compression Garment on Muscle Fatigue in Upper Limb in Men’s Basketball

  • Yuxiu YanEmail author
  • Jiahong Wu
  • Lin Zhang
  • Zimin Jin
  • Jianwei Tao
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 456)


The purpose of this study was to investigate compression garments’ pressure effects on muscle fatigue in upper limb in men’s basketball. Twenty male college basketball players, wearing compression garment of different pressures, completed dribbling, layups, and shooting with surface EMG signals measured during exercise. After data processing by MATLAB 7.0, correlation analysis and multiple comparisons were conducted. The properties of sEMG signal were significantly related to muscle fatigue in upper limb, especially in biceps and brachioradialis. The result showed pressure effects of compression garment on muscle fatigue in upper limb, which appeared mainly on the middle and later stages of exercise. Moderate pressure could help relieve muscle fatigue effectively and consecutively. But high or low pressure could accelerate muscle fatigue. The research finding of this paper could be taken as a reference for the development of compression garment of basketball players.


Pressure Compression garment Basketball Muscle fatigue Surface electromyography Correlation 



The project is funded by Zhejiang Top Priority Discipline of Textile Science and Engineering (2016KF08).

Compliance with Ethical Standards

The study was approved by the Logistics Department for Civilian Ethics Committee of Zhejiang Sci-Tech University.

All subjects who participated in the experiment were provided with and signed an informed consent form.

All relevant ethical safeguards have been met with regard to subject protection.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuxiu Yan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jiahong Wu
    • 1
  • Lin Zhang
    • 1
  • Zimin Jin
    • 1
  • Jianwei Tao
    • 1
  1. 1.Zhejiang Sci-Tech UniversityHangzhouChina

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