The Performance Apparel with the CoolMax® & Lycra® Advantage

Real World Test Results

Compressed Air
(April-May 1998)

Real Power Suits
Physiologists became interested in the impact of compression garments on muscle performance. Dr. William Kraemer, director of the Center for Sports Medicine at The Pennsylvania State University, was one of those interested physiologists. Dr. Kraemer and the center constructed a laboratory experiment that studied athletes and non-athletes in repetitive jumps.

"What we found out," says Dr. Kraemer, "was that when LYCRA® POWER™ garments were worn, you saw better power output over time.
It worked subtly with the body’s biology to improve performance under fatigue."

Efraim Nathan, president of Lontex, Inc in Perkasie, PA, sells LYCRA® POWER™ shorts to NFL teams, including the Miami Dolphins, the New York Giants, and the Minnesota Vikings, as well as many college teams during their training camps and games. A textile engineer by training, Nathan says, " I don’t just sell LYCRA®. I’m a believer. We’re finding a great response not only from athletic teams, but from anyone doing physical training. It’s great for police or military training, and the Army is taking a look at these products right now as well."


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.