We’re all looking for ways to improve our workout so we can train harder, run faster and lift a little heavier at the gym. A regimented training plan, personal trainer or recruitment of a workout buddy are all surefire ways to help get you there, but if you really want to amplify your results, consider investing in a compression garment.
Athletes have sworn by their ability to enhance performance and speed up recovery and now, fitness enthusiasts are jumping on the compression bandwagon and reaping the benefits! So we’ve broken down three benefits of compression garments to help you decide if they’re right for you.
Research by the Australian Institute of Sport and 2XU found people who wore compression garments had gains of up to 10.6 seconds over a 10 kilometre run - so just how does the science work? Compression garments wrap the muscles which can help to reduce micro tears and fatigue during exercise. This improves blood and oxygen flow to the muscles, which researchers say can improve your performance. The payoff? You can train smarter and get more results in less time.
After a workout, compression garments assists with faster muscle repair, reduced soreness and swelling and build up of lactic acid. The idea is that the clothing compresses your muscles to keep them supported and contained, improving circulation by squeezing blood back toward the heart.
Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, so it’s more important than ever to protect our skin from the harsh UV rays. 2XU compression garments also offer UPF50+, making it the perfect addition to your outdoor training kit.