Firstly, let´s define the meaning of compression. Compression clothing is a name given to clothing with built in spandex type fibers. This is usually skin tight clothing that once on, mould to your body like a glove.
The idea behind the tight fit is to keep your muscles fully supported and contained (aka no jiggle no matter the exercise.) As a result of this supporting tight fit, blood is easily circulated to the muscles.
Some brands make claims that compression gear will ´deliver increased power and stamina´ but in our opinion these claims are too radical and there has not been enough evidence to support this.
However, saying that, there are some very legit benefits to wearing compression clothing for your workouts. Checkout our top 5 reasons why working out in compression wear will give your workout an extra push:
1. Reduction in Muscle Soreness after Workout
Sore muscles after training sessions can be brutal and can prevent you from completing your weekly training sessions. Wearing compression gear are a solid option to reduce your risk for delayed onset muscle soreness.
2. Prevent Muscle Strain
If you are prone to straining your muscles, compression wear can actually help reduce the risk of muscle strain.
3. Improved Blood Circulation
Compression clothing improve the blood circulation during work outs to provide a more effective blood flow to filter toxins from muscles.
4. Better Muscle Oxygenation
Your muscles need oxygen to perform to during any workout. Compression clothing are designed to increase the levels of oxygen to your muscles which can improve work performance during short time frames.
Compression clothing although sometime difficult to initially put on, once on, provide complete comfort. You never need to fix yourself or the positioning of your workout wear when actually working out, as everything stays fully in place no matter what the activity is.
Wearing compression clothing may not allow you to complete more reps of squats or do an extra round of push ups, but for sure you will feel secondary benefits of working out in compression gear such as the benefits described above.
Currently at HERSTORM, our collections are all designed with technologically advanced compression fibers to provide you will all of these wonderful benefits to enhance and complement your workout performance.
You can check out our Compression Collection @ HERSTORM below: