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Michael G Miller, Timothy J Michael, Karrie S Nicholson, Rebecca V Petro, Nicholas J Hanson, Daryl R Prater
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of Rocktape (RT), a type of kinesiology tape, on perceived exertion and cycling efficiency. Eighteen recreational cyclists volunteered as subjects for this study. Four experimental conditions were used: (a) 60% VO2peak with RT, (b) 60% VO2peak without RT, (c) 80% VO2peak with RT, and (d) 80% VO2peak without RT. The Borg rating of perceived exertion (RPE) scale was used to evaluate subjective exertion during the cycling bouts. Overall RPE and leg, arm, and chest RPEs were obtained (RPE-O, RPE-L, RPE-A, and RPE-C, respectively)...
September 2015: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
John Ward, Kenneth Sorrels, Jesse Coats, Amir Pourmoghaddam, JoAnn Moskop, Kate Ueckert, Amanda Glass
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine if elastic therapeutic tape placed on anterior lower limbs would affect stride and step length in fatigued runners' gait. METHODS: Forty-two healthy participants were equally divided into a kinesiology tape group (Rocktape) and a no-tape control group. Participants in both groups underwent a baseline running gait test at 6 mph without tape. After this, participants engaged in an exhaustive lower body fatigue protocol until they reached maximal volitional exhaustion...
December 2014: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
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