World Marathon Report
An in depth research
study, conducted by the Penn State Center for Sports Medicine
from 1991 through 1995, showed that performance can be enhanced
by the type of athletic apparel worn during exercise.
This study conducted under the direction of Dr. William
Kraemer found that both male and female athletes experienced
significant improvements in force and power production.
Unfortunately; no part of the study applied to marathon
Regardless, we decided to wear test the Lontex Corporation
LYCRA® POWER CoolMax®
performance shorts. They come in full length and 3/4 length
sizes. They were very comfortable to wear and because of
the CoolMax® fibers blended through the LYCRA® POWER
fibers, you feel less vibration through the muscle belly.
The CoolMax® component allows for comfortable running even as
the body temperature rises. We can't qualify as to how much
the performance shorts assisted in increasing endurance,
but we can say with confidence that the LYCRA® POWER
CoolMax® performance certainly assisted the recovery process
significantly; possibly through the effect of less muscle