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Compression Clothing
« on: December 22, 2011, 01:19:26 pm »
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I'm considering purchasing some sort of compression wear. Since they cost $100 plus, I want to get some opinions. Particularly, I'm interested in compression wear for recovery.

After doing some reading, skins and underarmour do have recovery wear that is backed by some studies as being useful. However, there are other studies that show no difference in time of recovery. If you read reviews, its mostly customers writing on the feel of clothing so that doesn't help much.

Has anyone looked into compression wear? Even if it enhances recovery say by 5% after each workout, I would consider wearing it for 24hours for that benefit. Especially once you think of long term training and better quality and quantity of sessions. I'd also purchase compression wear for performance if there is proof that it actually enhances training. However, I do think the real benefit would be recovery if it is indeed possible.
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Re: Compression Clothing
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2011, 01:40:21 pm »
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I wear compression thigs (from the hips all the way down the entire leg) pretty much all the time except for Summer when playing. They keep your legs warm and give you some proprioceptive feedback when moving around so you're more aware of the body/move a bit better.

No idea about recovery.

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Re: Compression Clothing
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2011, 03:23:45 pm »
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eh....I just have compression shorts ($25, about the length of boxer briefs) because i have adductor issues.  Works well and allows me to go harder than I would otherwise.  Not sure about improving recovery time as I really can't compare due to the injury issues...without them I aggravate the injury and need a day or so to recover, with them I'm good to go the next day.

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Re: Compression Clothing
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2011, 06:51:44 pm »
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I stole...I mean, borrowed my brothers compression shorts that have the pads on the hipflexor area and front of the thighs. They really help when playing hard to absorb a few of the extra blows and falls. Good stuff there.
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Re: Compression Clothing
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2011, 08:37:34 pm »
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Thanks for the info guys... Its actually really handy because I've had adductor issues for the past 2 years and I need to give it special treatment before and after workouts. I didn't even think of how the shorts could help with this issue. It seems like the best idea for now and I'll wait on more information for the recovery wear.
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