In the past years, when the people have regained the knowledge and started putting in the effort to stay fit, they have started making use of the compression clothing available on the market. The snug fit shorts, shirts, tights or the socks that prove to clasp the muscles as tightly as they can claim to improve the workout capabilities and the performance that helps in a speedy recovery if suffering from any health issues. But have you ever wondered or questioned yourself about do these garments do what they are made for and help the people to exercise more efficiently, or, is it just our expectation thinking that they are doing the same for us?
The criteria for which people are preferring using compression clothing is very logical./ Abigail Stickford, a researcher at Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre in Dallas, says that ‘the compression clothing improves the circulation of blood in the body which helps in transporting the right quantity of oxygen that is required to improve the performance while working out.’
The compression clothing also refines the approach toward proprioception; that means analyzing the way about how your body should be placed in space. The proprioception enhances the ability of the body movement and focuses on the minimum usage of the muscles that should be activated which will make the workout session less tiring and more enjoyable.
The compression clothing also helps in reducing the weakness and the swelling that may be a result of the continuous workout by contracting the muscles, increasing the blood flow that helps in flushing the nonessential biochemicals released during the workout. Compression Clothing is designed in a way that they deliver the right amount of pressure to the limb or the part of the body that may have pain due to continuous and rigorous workout sessions. The pressure varies from twenty to forty millimeters of the Mercury, which depends on the part or the limb and the indicative clinical measures.
There are two types of stockings that are used while working out. They are off the shelf stockings and custom stockings. The custom stockings provide 40 mm of mercury pressure to the ankle, 36 mm of the mercury level at the lower calf and 21 mm to the upper calf. While, the off the shelf stockings provides a pressure level of 30 to 40 mm of mercury.
Using the compression clothing reduces the vibration in the muscles during the training. The less vibration minimizes the trauma that the muscles may face thereby resulting reduced stress, biomedical alterations during the workout sessions.