If you are thinking about purchasing your first pieces of compression gear, you have probably read about all the benefits of these types of garments, especially if you are a regular reader of these blogs!
You may have done some research on compression, including price comparing. Now, you have probably seen some gear that “appears” to be compression — tight-fighting clothing types at a lower cost. And so you are considering questions such as “why you should invest in compression workout garments.”
First, yes, authentic compression gear usually carries a higher price point than similar looking gear. You may also be under the impression the compression gear is the same thing as “body shapers”. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Of course, due to the “compression” properties of compression wear, it does provide some “shaping” properties, which is just another added benefit. However, compression workout garments and gear offer many benefits, especially when it comes to working out and sports activities.
Main Benefits Provided by Compression Wear
We have examined in-depth the many benefits of compression. So today’s entry is going to look at some of the benefits that will let you understand why you should invest in compression workout garments, especially if you are a first-time user.
The main benefit provided by compression gear is the boost in the circulation of blood through the muscle groups, along with the increase in oxygenation of the blood. With this increase in circulation and oxygenation, the transport of substances such as glycogen can help reduce fatigue. Alternatively, this increase in circulation can take away substances such as lactic acid to reduce muscles soreness and speed muscle recovery.
The next benefit is “body control”. Compression can help muscles remain in their proper places. Also, it can control “jiggles” that can reduce performance. For example, if you happen to be a large-breasted woman, you know how the bouncing and other movements can affect your performance, and make you uncomfortable. And through the lessening of the “jiggle factor” during a workout, you will probably feel more confident!
Finally, most compression gear is constructed using moisture-wicking materials that will pull the sweat away from your body. This will help you feel more comfortable during a workout, as well as reducing chafing that can happen when your skin rubs against sweat-drenched material. And wicking properties will help you feel more comfortable overall during your sports activities.
Now the main reason as to why you should invest in compression workout garments is to embrace the above benefits. And yes, true compression gear may be a bit more expensive, but you can see that the benefits are truly worth a few extra dollars!
We invite you to browse our full collection of high-quality compression gear, designed for just about any sport or activity. If you have any questions at all, please just contact us at ZeroPoint Compression!