Compression Science

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SPORTS USE

Factually, there is legitimate science relating to the utility of compression wear in sports. Many studies have been and continue to be carried out. Some studies have shown compression shorts to increase jumping ability. With reduced muscle sore, one study by the Massey University in New Zealand used two experiments to test the effects of compression socks. This 2007 study used two experiments to test the effects of compression socks, each using a separate group of 14 recreational athletes. The participants then returned 24 hours later and were evaluated on soreness and muscular pain to show marked lessening of soreness for compression sock users in contrast to non-users.

With endurance, Wolfgang Kemmler published claims in 2009, on having found improvement in endurance in runners wearing compression socks; and to culminate in proposing that compression stockings increase the mechanical efficiency of runners. For this study, 21 “moderately trained” runners (average 10k PR of about 40 minutes) completed two maximal effort treadmill tests with one wearing compression socks while another wearing regular running socks.

According to research endorsed by the European University of Madrid, there’s a notable desirable change in maximal heart rate in runners with compression socks. The University used more experienced runners in this study on the exacting benefits of compression socks. The 26 subjects underwent 10k PRs averaging 37-38min for men and 43-46min for women. The subjects’ efficiency and oxygen consumption were monitored. They had slightly lower heart rates at 5k pace than runners in regular socks.

Common Running Injuries

  • Greater Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Sciatica
  • Pes Anserine Bursitis
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Anterior Compartment Syndrome
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Peroneal Tendinitis
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Tibialis Posterior Tendinitis
  • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin
    Splints)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
  • Metatarsalgia

The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research published in 2014 findings and leaning to the credence of improved recovery through lower blood lactate values. Low and medium-level compression socks prevented runners from losing maximal muscular power during one test of the 10k time trial. Runners in non -compressive socks and high-compression socks both experienced a drop in their vertical leap height after the 10km run. However, runners in medium and low-compression socks actually increased their leaps. Their explosive power appeared to have had been better conserved.

Compression Covers Wide Areas

  • Neck Support
  • Back Support
  • Shoulder Support
  • Waist Support
  • Lumbar Support
  • Waist Trimmer
  • Waist Belt
  • Posture Support
  • Elbow Support
  • Elbow Wrap
  • Wrist Support
  • Wrist & Thumb Support
  • Palm Brace
  • Finger Support
  • Thigh Support
  • Knee Stabilizer
  • Knee Support
  • Ankle Support
  • Shin Support

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