Compression leggings have been a staple wardrobe addition for almost every athlete throughout the sports industry. From football to rugby, as well as the likes of running, gymnastics and a whole lot more.
Compression wear has been worn across the board for virtually years. Yet despite the obvious benefits of this technical fabric, it would seem only now is compression wear actually beginning to become more mainstream, venturing into the field of vision of regular gym users and workout fanatics. Here at Vivendi Apparel, we’d even argue that we were one of the first companies to introduce this incredible sports wear to the equestrian industry.
For those new to the notion of compression wear and the associated benefits, we thought we’d show you the plethora of ways the compression wear can help you, as well as when you should be wearing it. To truly help you understand why compression wear is such an important addition to your wardrobe, let’s look at the benefits of this material first and foremost.
Compression Leggings - The Versatility
Compression wear isn’t just tight clothing. It’s a technical fabric that, thanks to science, can provide you with a number of benefits aside from a rather flattering and snug fit. If you’re a serious athlete, whether you’re an equestrian, a long distance rower or a cyclist, here are just some of the benefits you can expect to enjoy:
- Increased blood flow
- Added support for muscles and joints
- Reduction in muscle vibration during particular explosive exercises
- Reduction in injuries overall
- Reduction in muscle recovery time
While this list is far from exclusive, it does give you a much better picture of just what compression wear can do for you. Now the question lies around when exactly is best to wear them. While many wear them during their schooling sessions or weight training sessions, we can say without question that those aren’t the only times they should be worn if you’d like to truly see the benefit of them. Here’s when to wear compression wear outside of your training sessions.
Did you know when wearing compression wear, you actually warm up much quicker than you otherwise would? Due to the technical fabric creating more pressure, your blood flow is increased further which allows your muscles to warm up and stretch far easier than you would without compression wear.
The great majority of us experience what’s known as DOMs (delayed onset of muscle soreness) after working out and our legs can often feel like jelly. By wearing your compression wear after an intense workout session, you provide your muscles with much needed support, helping blood flow to remain at optimum levels and therefore help their recovery. Many even sleep in their compression leggings too, to aid in recovery throughout the night.
This is something we’re starting to see more of here at Vivendi Apparel. From Jasmine of Rudderly Mad, training to row across the Atlantic Ocean solo as well as a number of other customers choosing to wear our compression wear for kayaking, canoeing and more; compression wear is incredibly compatible with water sports for the simple fact that the technical fabric is moisture wicking, keeping wearers dry and cool while also helping to prevent chaffing and rubbing.
If you’re a frequent traveller, then you’ll know that compression socks are often worn during flights and long car journeys. This is primarily to help keep blood flowing through our extremities despite inactivity. Compression wear being worn during times like this will help to lower the chance of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).
Last but most certainly not least, compression wear may well serve a very important purpose for our health before, during and after workouts but compression wear isn’t just functional. Here at Vivendi Apparel, we’ve worked hard to create a functional brand that looks just as amazing too.
With that in mind, we firmly believe compression wear shouldn’t be limited to the gym or the arena; in fact, we’re confident that our compression wear can be worn as every day wear just as easily. Don’t believe us? Try for yourself.
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