Compressions and sports

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    Jun 07, 2011 3:51 PM GMT
    hey guys I noticed some gym guys as well as some footballers tend to wear full length compressions under their gear even when its not cold, I used to think it was mostly an insulation thing but I've heard that it may help stabilise muscles and cause less injuries and fatigue.. is that true?
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    Jun 07, 2011 7:44 PM GMT
    Looks more like showoff gear than anything else
  • SFjock

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    Jun 07, 2011 7:47 PM GMT
    yeah its usually just to show off, it doesnt really do anything when its not cold out...
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    Jun 07, 2011 8:07 PM GMT
    The thin compression gear keeps the sweat away from your skin and lets air blow through, keeping you cooler.
    I wear it all the time. It's the most comfortable clothing ever invented.
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    Jun 07, 2011 8:09 PM GMT
    Oh it helps, if your doing really vigorous working out, i.e sprinting, it keeps the muscles warm and that reduces your chances of strains and little things like that. I never wear the full length ones, just the shorts.
  • ArmsandLegs

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    Jun 07, 2011 8:12 PM GMT
    There is some new research coming out that suggests muscle compression while exercising/competing/training may reduce fatigue and soreness. I personally am not 100% sold on the idea, but the research does look promising. But the leggings/shorts must be designed for compression purposes, not just any old tights will do.
    So if they are actual compression garmets, there may be reasoning to the dudes wearing them, but otherwise, it's just for looks/comfort.
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    Jun 07, 2011 8:14 PM GMT
    great for cold weather IMO i sprint in them in cold weather all the time and the compression feels "toight" icon_razz.gif

    but yeah d-bags wear them in nice weather cuz they think they look cool or something. mind you compression has benefits.

    BUT

    if u plan on getting a pump and being tired/lactic..... dont wear "tight" long tights they end up being the most uncomfortable things in the world... ull want to rip them off.
  • neon4u

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    Jun 07, 2011 8:26 PM GMT
    Like the previous posters have said, the new material wicks moisture away from the body and the compression help in muscle recovery. I wear when the temps are below 70.... when i run and the temps are warmer than this the fabric get more clingy and becomes an irritant... but i think compression gear helps....
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    Jun 07, 2011 8:34 PM GMT
    I'll buy a set if I ever end up moving to Whitehorse
  • mybud

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    Jun 07, 2011 11:32 PM GMT
    I sweat my ass off...compressions...ha it's 100 fuckin degrees here...BUD
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    Jun 08, 2011 12:18 AM GMT
    mybud saidI sweat my ass off...compressions...ha it's 100 fuckin degrees here...BUD
    When did you wind up in Minneapolis? icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 08, 2011 1:54 AM GMT
    track_boi saidgreat for cold weather IMO i sprint in them in cold weather all the time and the compression feels "toight" icon_razz.gif
    but yeah d-bags wear them in nice weather cuz they think they look cool or something. mind you compression has benefits.
    BUT
    if u plan on getting a pump and being tired/lactic..... dont wear "tight" long tights they end up being the most uncomfortable things in the world... ull want to rip them off.

    Please, let me rip them off of you?
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    Jun 08, 2011 2:03 AM GMT
    Compression garments for athletes, and other uses, aren't new news.

    They work, and that's been widely know in sports science, for years.

    http://sportstrainingblog.com/sport-general/compression-garments-athletes

    http://www.jssm.org/vol5/n1/12/v5n1-12pdf.pdf

    Many studies have shown increased performance. Some says it's "muscle flattening", which helps the muscle work better. Some studies say "nuts." Depends which study you want to go with.

    You'll want to google on this to explore it further, if you really want to know.

    Most serious science says that you'll benefit most from wearing the compression garment AFTER exercise to help with recovery.