Compression technology actually helps with muscle soreness

  • manpit209

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    May 23, 2010 5:43 AM GMT
    I don't know how many of you are skeptics of the compression technology used for some athletic apparel, such as Under Armour, but I discovered that it really does help with soreness. I heard from many people that compression shirts are great but I didn't really think it could be of that much help. I bought a few months ago and forgot about them. Since I'm so sore now, I remember I have some so I'm wearing one right now. The soreness has been reduced tremendously! I even have better range of motion again. So this technology really does seem to work. I'll see how I feel in the morning but I thought I'd share this with everybody.
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    May 23, 2010 12:08 PM GMT
    I love my UA! Yeah, it really does help.
    I even have some Starter brand compression shirts and shorts from wally world to wear under my work clothes at work. Even the cheap stuff works.
  • manpit209

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    May 23, 2010 4:48 PM GMT
    That's good to know. I'll have to look into those. I also love UA. Protect this house! (^_^)
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    May 23, 2010 5:49 PM GMT
    manpit209 saidI even have better range of motion again.

    I would be concerned about the garment holding the joints tight and not making the muscles do their job.
  • neon4u

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    May 23, 2010 11:23 PM GMT
    I use compression gear when the weather allows. It's all about the constant pressure exerted on the muscle and the tight fit. The tight fit keeps muscles warm which tends to fend off soreness and tearing. Compression garments also are great at wicking moisture away from the body which keeps you dry so no rash or chaffing; and keeping the skin dry means warmer muscles. Lastly, compression gear like tights make a guy's ass irrestistble.icon_lol.gif
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    May 24, 2010 12:12 AM GMT
    i suppose tight fabrics will help prevent swelling if there's any slight inflammation.
    But sometimes swelling is not a bad thing, it limits your motions and give your body the chance to heal.

    i have tights that compress certain muscles when xc skiing , i like the feeling of them, but i can 't say i ever noticed any difference in performance.
  • manpit209

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    Jun 03, 2010 6:45 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI love my UA! Yeah, it really does help.
    I even have some Starter brand compression shirts and shorts from wally world to wear under my work clothes at work. Even the cheap stuff works.


    How long do wear the compression stuff for optimal recovery time? 24 hours? More or less than that? Thanks!
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    Jun 08, 2010 3:15 AM GMT
    UA is so fucking over priced. When I worked at this sports store people would fork over so much for the UA product when the same thing in another brand was often better and cheaper.

    A lot of it is mental I believe.