COMPRESSION, FABRICS, TRENDS AND MORE
While compression has been used in the medical industry for 150 years (in the form of pressure bandaging), only recently have a number of research articles and studies been published which confirm the benefits of wearing compression garments during and after exercise.
If you workout regularly, you may have noticed you can’t head to the gym or run your favourite trail without spotting someone in compression garments these days. Weekend warriors and elite athletes alike are squeezing themselves into knee-high socks, tights, shorts and calf guards which promise to improve performance and speed recovery, particularly after a hard session.
Studies have now proven that compression garments aid in numerous facets of everyday modern life. Not only are they ideal for athletic training and recovery but for women suffering pregnancy induced edema or simply those looking to reduce the physiological impact of long haul flights where inactive muscles can fatigue due to decreased blood flow to the extremities.
2XU Compression garments are engineered to improve circulation and hold muscles in the correct anatomical position; all of which are integral to minimizing muscle damage from both physical exercise and the general wear and tear of day to day activity.
2XU PWX Compression fabrics have been specifically engineered for athletes and athletic pursuits in mind.
While there are a number of specialist compression products in the marketplace, much of the expertise is in medical compression fabrics and garments – very few manufacturers have perfected compression fabrics and products for sporting applications.
The 2XU PWX fabric family is unique because it encompasses true compression fabrics which are powerful enough, yet also light weight, breathable and flexible.
The knit structure of 2XU PWX Compression fabric is also constructed using high powered yarns for greater strength and durability, engineered through a manufacturing technique allowing for multidirectional stretch throughout the fabric.
WHY IS IT 2XU COMPRESSION FOR THE ATHLETE 2.0?
2XU Compression garments are the most advanced sports compression garments in the market.
Higher power fabrics and quality yarns mean not only advanced wrapping and support for the muscles, but ones which remain light, flexible and breathable for freedom of movement.
The qualities of the yarns in 2XU PWX Compression fabrics are quite different to others. They’re more durable, recover better after having been stretched and retain their power to allow the athlete to take advantage of the overall benefits for a longer period of time.
Furthermore, 2XU PWX Compression fabrics deliver on the below extra benefits. Be sure to ensure your choice in compression apparel is doing the same:
- Moisture wicking to draw sweat away from the skin
- Embedded with an antibacterial, odour resistant application to minimise odour and bacterial growth
- UPF50+ protection against the sun’s harmful rays
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