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Benefits of Compression Clothing: A Beginners Guide

Benefits of Compression Clothing: A Beginners Guide
Compression gear has become more popular in recent years, but what are the benefits? Check out our guide for the top 3 benefits of compression clothing to learn more.

1. Compression clothing is a great way to improve performance and help you recover from exercise quicker.

Compression gear is perfect for enhancing performance in activities like running, cycling, Cross-Fit and more! When you wear compression clothing there's less restriction on your joints, muscles and tissues. Garments are tight fitting and form close to your body so they don't slip around like loose clothes do while exercising.

Wearing compression clothing will make it easier for you to exercise with more intensity without feeling sore afterwards. As a result, many trainers recommend compression gear for athletes who are looking for short but intense workouts.

2. Compression wear can be helpful for people suffering from chronic pain or swelling.

Improved blood flow can help reduce muscle soreness or cramping after a workout as well as potentially reducing discomfort from varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis, chronic leg fatigue, severe swelling, pots syndrome and other medical conditions.

3. Choose the right size and style of compression garments to address a large range of different needs. 

Compression clothing is made in a variety of materials and fabrics, from cotton to polyester. If you're looking for more breathability, opt for fabric blends such as nylon/spandex. Garments are available in wide variety of colors and patterns, making them perfect for the active person to wear as a base layer.

The different types of Compression apparel and when to use them.

Compression Socks

If you're suffering from varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis, chronic leg fatigue, severe swelling, and other foot related medical conditions, trying wearing 30-40 mmHG socks for pain relief. These socks are also beneficial for people who have poor circulation, muscle fatigue, or are recovering from an injury. If you are looking for a less compressive sock, 20-30 mmHG socks are beneficial for people with lighter swelling, poor circulation or are recovering from an injury.

Compression Shirts and Pants

Athletes can benefit from wearing compression shirts and pants before or during a workout to improve blood flow, muscle recovery time, reduce post-workout soreness and minimize swelling in the muscles.

If you're looking to improve performance and recovery time after the gym, try wearing compression shorts, leggings and shirts that provide pressure on your upper and lower body muscles. These garments give added support by improving circulation and by stabilizing joints when doing yoga, heavy lifting, running, cycling and more!

Compression Arm Sleeves

Compression arm sleeves are a great way to help with circulation during workouts. Arm sleeves decrease swelling in the muscle and increase blood flow. If you play any contact sports like rugby, football or hockey compression garments can minimize bruising and reduce muscle soreness. Additionally, compression arm sleeves can help reduce swelling caused by Lymphedema and other medical conditions.

Compression gear is the perfect apparel for athletes looking to improve performance or individuals looking to relieve chronic pain. They offer numerous benefits including improved blood circulation, performance enhancement and recovery time. If you want to get started with compression gear today, we recommend checking out CompressionZ's line of quality products. All items come in a variety of colors and sizes so you're sure to find something that fits your needs perfectly. Have any questions? Get in touch!

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