The Performance Apparel with the CoolMax® & Lycra® Advantage

Real World Test Results

News Journal, Wilmington
(May 17, 1977)

"People's initial reaction is that this is just marketing hype" said John F. Stella, marketing manager for LYCRA® POWER™. "But this is backed by impact on human performance."
Penn State University researchers conducted a five year study of LYCRA® POWER™ garments by DuPont. They found that the garments help channel energy by reducing extraneous movements that sap power from athletes not clad in the snug-fitting apparel.
"We were surprised to learn that LYCRA® POWER™ garments improved force and power production consistently among men and women, trained and untrained athletes alike," said William Kraemer, Director of Research and Professor of Applied Physiology at Penn State.
The garments are also purported to help athletes with injuries. "We have used the shorts because we had a rash of quadriceps contusion injuries this year," said John Worley, an athletic trainer for the Flyers.
Based on the Penn State study, Worley said he will encourage uninjured players to wear the shorts beginning in training camp next year.


LYCRAŽ is a DuPont registered trademark for its brand of elastane fiber.
LYCRA® POWER™ is a DuPont trademark licensed for use on apparel that
meets DuPont approved performance standards.
CoolMax® is a DuPont registered trademark for fabrics meeting its quality standards.