When you think “compression,” the first thing that may come to mind is personal trainers flaunting skin-tight bodysuits. But in truth, this effective product is more approachable and wearable than ever before.
Ever since Kevin Plank’s sweat wicking fabric hit the market in 1995, the active apparel industry has seen a rapid increase in innovative materials and designs, changing the way we approach our workout wardrobe. Harnessing the power of technological advancements, compression gear aims to relieve the swelling of overused muscles which reduces soreness post-activity.
Studies over the last few years has revealed that compression gear does not enhance performance, but it does drastically reduce the amount of soreness athletes experience post-activity. And at the end of the day, what more could you ask of a sliver of synthetic material? Sneaker Report has highlighted a few products we couldn’t imagine living without, and though we aren’t performing any better, we do feel stronger, faster, and more agile squeezed into any of the following brands. Ranging from the highly scientific to the slightly supportive, this is Everything You Need to Know About Compression Gear.