Compression tights VS old fashion exercise outfitCreated by:
Compression clothing, most often made of a blend of spandex and nylon and engineered to be stretchable while maintaining a specific structure, has been used in the medical field for years. The garments apply pressure to the desired body part, compressing the tissue and helping to promote blood flow and prevent edema
Stockings were made so there is more pressure lower [on the leg], and less farther up. So now if the garments increase blood flow, maybe they could help athletes perform better.
Is that so?
Our muscles need oxygen in order to perform. They get that oxygen via our blood flow. So, in theory, increase blood flow equals increase oxygen equals better athletic performance… right?
In other words, there’s no clear verdict. Compression gear is probably fine to try as long as it isn’t too restricting or limiting in your range of motion. However, in the quest to become a better athlete nothing replaces hard work and effort, the old fashion way.
What is your take on this? Give me your input.