You may already use compression garments because it just feels like the right thing to do. But do you really understand the benefits that compression garments can provide?
Compression clothing has been used as an ergogenic aid for elite sports people for a long time. Scientific evidence shows that during exercise compression garments can improve muscle fibre recruitment. This ultimately leads to greater power and strength during exercise.
It also enhances the removal of lactic acid, which promotes the feeling of heaviness in your limbs during exercise.
There is also the perceived psychological edge it gives the wearer, which can in some sports be crucial to achieving the end goal.
Whilst the benefits of improvements in sporting performance are still being explored, more literature supports the effective use of compression garments in supporting your recovery from strenuous exercise.
Numerous studies have suggested that compression garments support the removal of lactic acid from the muscle following bouts of intense physical exercise. This means that you are able to recover quickly and return to your next work out sooner, which is a win if you are serious about your fitness goals.
Wearing compression garments can also reduce delayed onset of muscle soreness, which occurs more frequently when you use muscles that aren’t used to frequently.
Here are some of my top picks:
The Mink Pink compression tights, these are great at making your legs look longer.
For something different the ¾ Compression tights in blue illusion. They break the Melbourne black code but certainly help you stand out from the crowd.
For something totally on trend right now, the Snow Cheetah compression tights are a favourite.
Time to get shopping!!!