Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Murat Karabulut
Dr. Christopher Ledingham
Dr. Merrill Funk
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of blood flow restriction warmups (BFR-WU) on skin temperature (ST), range of motion (ROM), and vertical jump (VJ) performance.
Methods: Forty-seven participants performed WU’s with unilateral BFR application. Each participant took part in five different WU durations. Measurements of ST, ROM, VJ were taken at baseline, post-WU, and post-8min.
Results: Significant conditions main effect (p<0.05), condition*time (p<0.05), WUduration*condition (p<0.01), and conditions*time*sex interactions (p<0.05) were found by repeated measures ANOVA.
Conclusion: The current findings reveal that BFR-WU’s react differently throughout time, when compared to NBFR-WU, for ST and VJ performance, but not ROM. The length of duration was only significant for hamstring skin temperature and did not affect VJ performance or ROM. The BFR condition yielded continuous increases in VJ performance throughout time, while the NBFR condition has post-WU increases and post-8min decreases. BFR-WU significantly reduced quad and hamstring ST post-WU, indicating a reduction skin blood flow with BFR use.
Lopez, Phillipe Thomas, "The Acute Effects of Warm-up with and Without Blood Flow Restriction Cuffs on Lower Body Temperature, Flexibility, and Vertical Jump Power" (2019). Theses and Dissertations - UTRGV. 503.