What is Compression Wear?
In a nutshell, "Compression Wear" is clothing and accessories made of materials such as Nylon, Spandex, Rubber and Latex or even a combination of any of these materials. Items such as shirts, pants, shorts, and knee/elbow/calf/ankle sleeves can be made from this material and are referred to as Compression Wear. The material used is made to slightly constrict or "compress" any body part that it covers. For example, a Knee Compression Sleeve fits on the knee and thigh area and constricts the kneecap and sides of the knee. This constriction/compression encourages blood to flow through your blood vessels. The result is more knee support and protection from future injury.
Where do you buy it?
Sporting goods shops, department stores, online stores and sporting events are good places to find compression gear. For example, a sporting goods shop may carry a variety of compression sleeves, pants and tops.
When do you wear it?
Compression wear is worn by athletes when competing in sports such as football, baseball, soccer, basketball, golf, tennis and yoga. People who do rigorous work and exercise tend to wear compression gear. It helps protect them from injury and improves their performance. So, the next time you exercise or play sports, try wearing either base layer Compression Wear under your workout gear or use it as your workout clothing. It will make you feel more protected and you will experience a better workout.
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