Lower Leg Compression Sleeves: Influence on Running Mechanics and Economy in Highly Trained Distance Runners: 620

  title={Lower Leg Compression Sleeves: Influence on Running Mechanics and Economy in Highly Trained Distance Runners: 620},
  author={Abigail S. Laymon and Robert F. Chapman and Joel M. Stager and S Lee Hong and Jeanne D. Johnston},
  journal={Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise},
Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Science degree in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Indiana University 
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