Until recently, compression technology hadn’t made it out of the medical field. Doctors prescribed compression clothing for patients to improve circulation and prevent blood pooling and edema.
Then someone in the athletic industry took note and now runners and cyclists and triathletes of all abilities don the shorts both during and after their runs for better performance and a speedy recovery.
Women’s compression running shorts are designed to provide you with the ultimate in athletic performance. The shorts work through a system of graduated compression with the tightest pressure the furthest away from your heart. This encourages quicker blood flow to the heart, increasing your energy output with less strain on the heart and muscles. Women’s compression tops are designed with this in mind as well, helping to increase circulation and get oxygen to your muscles fast.
You’ll also feel less sore because this blood flow dissipates lactic acid in your muscles. The tight fit reduces muscle vibration, discouraging excessive and unnecessary movement, allowing you to go farther faster. Some even believe women’s compression running shorts help with sciatica by compressing the sciatic nerve, preventing flare-ups.
Another bonus to wearing women’s compression running shorts is their ability wick away sweat, reducing chafing. Nothing will cut a run short faster than inner thighs rubbed raw. These bottoms keep you drier and are often bacteria-resistant, so all that sweat evaporates and doesn’t leave stinky odors behind.
For some, the body-performing tight fit makes them feel uncomfortable, so we recommend throwing a pair of traditional running shorts over them. Women’s compression running shorts can be layered for modesty and for temperature control. Like an internal hug for your muscles and joints, compression shorts can be your best friend, keeping you moving and injury free. If you keep them on for a period of time after your workout, the increased blood flow might just make a difference in your recovery time as well.
Your running shoes have technology … your athletic equipment is the latest technology … why not your activewear as well?
Always consult a physician before beginning any new exercise regimen.