News Journal, Wilmington
(May 17, 1977)
LYCRA® SCORES BIG
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.