Importance of Compression Sleeves

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Compression sleeves where developed to provide the optimal amount of compression for athletes, triathletes, and cyclists. Compression sleeves increase the amount of oxygenated blood delivered to the muscles, helping to force out lactic acid build up that causes muscle soreness post-workout. This increase in oxygenated blood helps to energize your legs pre-workout, enhance athletic performance during workouts, and aid in recovery post-workout.

Runners can be very skeptical when it comes to changing their gear. They have a certain type of sock that they love to run in and a specific type of shoe as well. Changing any one of these two items equals bad news in the eyes of a runner. The sleeve allows them to experience compression while still wearing their favorite running socks and shoes.

As I’m sure most of you triathletes know, trying to put a dry sock over a wet limb turns into complete fiasco. Wearing compression sleeves can be the difference between placing in your age group or spending most of your time on your transition mat. Wearing compression sleeves during your triathlon not only helps aid in performance and post race recovery, but they also help with a faster transition from the swim to the bike portion. “As I explain you will have that ah ha moment”. By wearing them under your swim suit, they’re a big help when it comes to taking off the swim suit at the end of the swim, plus you do not have to put them on in T1. “Faster is the ultimate goal right?”

Compression therapy helps decrease venous pressure, prevents venous stasis and impairs of venous walls, while relieving heavy and aching legs.Graduated compression is the ultimate way to increase muscle recovery as you increase the intensity of your workouts. For more information on graduated compression please visit www.atlanticfeet.com

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