I have been asked by my fellow running and cycling ladies about compression wear. They have been asking what it is, and why it helps - so I thought I would give you a few helpful tips. Compression gear is becoming more popular among athletes of all levels, and you might be surprised to find that you can gain real benefits by wearing compression wear during your training.
What is compression wear?
Compression shorts, leggings, tights, calf sleeves and tops are made up of a stretchy light material that forms to your body and produces compression (pressure) to your core muscles areas such as your glutes, thighs and calfs. Studies have explored the effects of compression wear on sports performance and injury prevention, and many found benefits for both.
Wearing compression wear helps reduce muscle soreness and fatigue during and after training, resulting in better, faster and longer sessions without feeling quite as tired. I suggest wearing them for training and up to an hour after any form of exercise to gain the benefits.
Reduction in injury
Reduction in muscle soreness
What's not to love! I swear by them and always opt for them on my longer workouts, and Flaming Pink will be hand picking a selection of the best for you ladies very soon.