You’ve heard about it and you’ve read about it. You’ve seen people wearing it. Many CrossFitters have been wearing compression clothing as part of a workout or for post-workout recovery. They swear by the intended effects. Read the following, do some additional research and make your own decision.
From Competitor Magazine, Nov. 2011
What’s behind wearing compression?
Squeezing blood vessels causes them to open forcefully, which allows more blood and oxygen into the compressed muscle and helps shunt waste. This in-with-the-good-out-with-the-bad increases the working muscles’ capacity to produce energy.
The compression apparel secures muscle in place so as to prevent muscular breakdown.
By creating extra blood flow, wearing compression after exercise is purported to expedite the removal of metabolic waste and re-introduce the substances muscles require to rebuild.
- Research suggests there is a reduction in delayed on-set muscle soreness 24 hours after exercise, specifically in the compressed muscle region. (Massey University in Auckland)
- Reduces soreness
- Expedites recovery
- Improved performance
- Arm Sleeves
Where to find it locally
Trysports (Crabtree Valley Mall)