What is Compression Wear?

Date Posted : 16 Nov 2009
Many people are unfamiliar with the concept of compression wear until they begin preparing for a cosmetic surgery, such as a breast augmentation or liposuction. In such situations, their surgeon will tell them (or they will discover through their own research) that compression garments are necessary for post-surgical recovery. The physical trauma of most plastic surgeries often causes the affected area to swell, bruise, and feel tender, sore, or burning.

Compression wear for sports
Referring to the wikipedia, compression shorts are an undergarment usually worn by athletes. They are form-fitting and when worn cover the athlete's waist to mid or lower thigh. These garments are often made from a spandex-type material, similar to cycling shorts.

The main benefits of compression shorts are that they keep the muscles warm to prevent muscle strain, chafing and rashes, and to wick sweat away from the body. In addition, there is some evidence that compression shorts may enhance athletic performance.

Hugely technical compression wear has been around for awhile but interest of late is growing rapidly. Do not be put off thinking that it is not for you, that you are not this athletic, Compression Wear has huge benefits for us all. This product comes not only well endorsed by a whole host of famous sportsmen and women globally but most importantly by a runner who have more in common with you and I.


Benefits of Compression wear

1) Superior Fabric - With circular knit technology for equal 360 degree stretch, anti-microbial treatment and highly durable 50 Denier Lycra Prime Yarn. Compresses stronger and lasts longer.

2) Improved Recovery - Therapeutic rated fabric provides greater pressure and recovery benefit leading to faster muscle repair.

3) Improved Circulation - Faster warm up and improved oxygen circulation. Encourage blood to the muscles and flush by- products away.

4) Reduced Fatigue - Reduced muscle vibration (linked to muscle fatigue) thereby improving muscle endurance and strength.

5) Reduced Damage - Muscle containment can reduce soft tissue damage in contact and intense sports. Preventative support and aided recovery.

6) Heightened Proprioception - Heightened body position sense for enhanced stability and agility.

7) MOISTURE MANAGEMENT - Compression fabrics channel moisture away from the skin, keeping you dry and comfortable.

8) SUN PROTECTION UPF50+ - Through the fabric composition of nylon and Lycra, our compression garments offer increased protection from harmful UV rays.

9) Prevent DVT sickness - Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a condition that mainly affects the lower body and is associated with long periods of travel or inactivity. 2XU Compression garments enhance blood flow in these areas through enhanced venous return, reducing the risk of DVT.

For detailed compression wear benefits, visit the official 2XU website

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