How Compression Changes the Game

Monday, July 21, 2014

Whether you’re training for a triathlon, preparing...

Whether you’re training for a triathlon, preparing to cycle through Europe or play basketball in a local league, you always want to improve your performance. There is so much athletic gear in the marketplace that promises to take your athletic abilities to the next level, it can be difficult to wade through all the claims and find what really works. However, many athletes, both professional and recreational, all confirm that once you’ve found the perfect shoes for your favorite sport, the next important step is to get some great compression sleeves or socks.

For starters, compression sleeves and socks will keep your calves cool during a long run, bicycle ride or that soccer game that keeps heading into overtime. Even in the hot summer sun, your legs will feel surprisingly cool and more comfortable than if you weren’t wearing them at all.

The good news is, compression products aren’t only about increasing your comfort during your favorite physical activity. In fact, by promoting increased blood flow in your legs, more oxygen flows to your muscles, which results in a noticeable improvement in your overall performance. You’ll see the difference today, tomorrow and for the long haul because your muscles will recover faster so you can train again with less pain—and we all know that less recovery time is golden in the world of sports and exercise.

The graduated compression you’ll find in Thirty 48’s compression products also bolsters your stamina and endurance during those long training sessions, which translates to improved performance in competitive events. In addition, compression sleeves and socks alter muscle force and efficiency, so you’ll be able to move faster and with more agility, while experiencing an increase in power.

If you’ve been wondering why you can’t watch an NBA, NFL or MBL game without seeing compression products on many of the players, try your own pair and you’ll understand why. There’s a reason you’ll see these innovative products every time you hit the gym or go for a run on the track, and you’ll want to enjoy the benefits too.