Compression garments reduce muscle fatigue

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    Jan 23, 2012 1:41 AM GMT
    http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21328485.000-compression-garments-reduce-muscle-fatigue.html

    COMPRESSION garments worn by athletes to keep muscles warm may improve performance by reducing muscle fatigue.

    Dale Lovell and colleagues at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, measured lactate levels in 25 rugby players after they'd exercised wearing either spandex-like compression garments or regular shorts.

    Lactate levels were significantly lower in players kitted out in the compression garments, possibly because they stimulate blood flow that clears the substance. Lactate is associated with muscle fatigue, quick removal may improve performance (Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e31821764ficon_cool.gif.
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    Jan 23, 2012 1:49 AM GMT
    That's why I have an Underarmour and Nike compression wardrobe that rivals a whole outlet store. icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 23, 2012 3:51 AM GMT
    Is this supposed to be surprising news? I thought everyone knew that by now.

    I can definitely tell the difference between different brands of cycling shorts that have varying levels of compression on the quads. I have a few pairs I will only wear on short rides, because I need the compression on centuries or big climbs.
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    Jan 23, 2012 6:18 AM GMT
    Questions... Is this why guys wear warm ups to the gym too? Dose it help with weight loss?
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    Jan 23, 2012 6:33 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidThat's why I have an Underarmour and Nike compression wardrobe that rivals a whole outlet store. icon_lol.gif


    that sounds like the premise to a very interesting movie lol
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    Jan 23, 2012 8:07 PM GMT
    Ryan_Andrew saidQuestions... Is this why guys wear warm ups to the gym too? Dose it help with weight loss?


    Yes and Yes, they also remind you when it's time to shave your balls.
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    Jan 24, 2012 9:15 AM GMT
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    Ryan_Andrew saidQuestions... Is this why guys wear warm ups to the gym too? Dose it help with weight loss?


    Yes and Yes, they also remind you when it's time to shave your balls.


    How do they remind you of that?
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    Jan 24, 2012 9:40 AM GMT
    Ryan_Andrew said
    dustin_K_tx said
    Ryan_Andrew saidQuestions... Is this why guys wear warm ups to the gym too? Dose it help with weight loss?


    Yes and Yes, they also remind you when it's time to shave your balls.


    How do they remind you of that?


    hahahaha because his nut hair pokes through- hahahahahaicon_lol.gif
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    Jan 24, 2012 9:51 AM GMT
    erik911sd saidIs this supposed to be surprising news? I thought everyone knew that by now.


    Well - this is the first study I've heard of that substantiates the manufacturers' claims about compression gear. It suggests that CG aids active recovery, but it doesn't make any claims one way or the other about how it affects athletic performance. The results do sound positive though.

    Relevant to your interests:
    http://www.joefrielsblog.com/2011/10/compression-garment-update.html