It was observed that wearing the "Powerunit" stabilized the body core and made it possible for runners to run more effectively and fast. Shoulder blades also moved efficiently, which made the mobility of the pelvis better, and as a result runners were able to fling legs further forward. Even with high speed the form was not much disturbed.
It was observed that maximum oxygen consumption (VO2 max) was increased when the "Powerunit" was worn.
(Generic shirt: 59.8±6.2ml/g/min, Powerunit: 62.9±7.0ml/kg/min (p<0.05))
In four physical strength tests (50m running, side steps, bending forward in standing position, vertical jump) athletes generated all higher score when wearing the "Powerunit".
Effect on runners produced by underwear (Physical control wear ZPT19702)
Kanichi Mumura*, Munehiro Tetsuguchi*, Mitsumasa Yonetani**,
Hiroshi Akitake**, Yoshifumi Oomori**, Hiroaki Fujibayashi**
(* Osaka Kyoiku University, Health and Physical Education Course, ** Osaka Kyoiku University, postgraduate school)