If you’re a sprinter, basketball player, or bodybuilder, compression gear can be incredibly advantageous, according to a review of more than 30 studies from the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. In situations where an athlete is engaging in explosive movements—like sprinting, leaping, and jerking—compression gear is definitely a go. Athletes observed improvements, though small to moderate, in their recovery of maximal strength and power (especially in vertical jumps), reductions in muscle swelling and perceived pain, and the presence of blood lactate.
Try SKINS RY400 Men’s Compression Long Tights for Recovery. The gradient compression delivers more oxygen-rich blood to your resting muscles, reducing tenderness and delayed onset muscle soreness.
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