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|21 Mar|4 mins

How Compression Gear Can Aid Your Recovery

If they’re good enough for the A-list, then they’re good enough for us
THE ICONIC
21 Mar
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We beam with Australian pride when we spot them on celebs – from Pippa Middleton to Victoria Beckham, Hugh Jackman to Kim Kardashian West – but 2XU compression tights do more than just support some of the world’s most famous bums

Feeling the burn is part of any workout, but it shouldn’t last for days after your gym session. That sensitivity – the one that almost renders you immobile because your muscles are aching beyond belief – is called delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS for short, and can easily be reduced with the help of quality compression apparel.

Don’t take on THE ICONIC SPORT’s 10km 2XU Challenge without a full compression kit. It’s proven to significantly improve performance and reduce recovery time, and here’s the science that explains how.

Advice
|21 Mar|4 mins

How Compression Gear Can Aid Your Recovery

If they’re good enough for the A-list, then they’re good enough for us
THE ICONIC
21 Mar
Share:

We beam with Australian pride when we spot them on celebs – from Pippa Middleton to Victoria Beckham, Hugh Jackman to Kim Kardashian West – but 2XU compression tights do more than just support some of the world’s most famous bums

Feeling the burn is part of any workout, but it shouldn’t last for days after your gym session. That sensitivity – the one that almost renders you immobile because your muscles are aching beyond belief – is called delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS for short, and can easily be reduced with the help of quality compression apparel.

Don’t take on THE ICONIC SPORT’s 10km 2XU Challenge without a full compression kit. It’s proven to significantly improve performance and reduce recovery time, and here’s the science that explains how.

Your everyday gym clothes make you look the part, but compression apparel is engineered to provide a tighter fit. The benefits? 2XU’s graduated compression design improves blood circulation and helps deliver oxygen to your muscles. The increased amount of oxygen to your tissues enhances cell renewal and shortens your recovery time, so you can get back on your feet sooner.

Supporting you snugly, 2XU compression promotes proper muscle alignment. That “tight” fit actually provides the support your muscles need when training and keeps them in place to reduce muscle oscillation that can lead to strain and soreness. 2XU’s PWX compression fabric is powerful, lightweight and flexible so you can train and perform at your peak across all sports and activities.

We all know how important it is to prepare your muscles for a workout. By increasing your blood flow, compression gear allows you to warm up faster, and reduces your risk of injury. Together with moisture-wicking properties, 2XU compression keeps your body comfortable and dry, wicking away sweat while you push yourself to the limit.

A good night’s sleep is just as important as working up a sweat. After training hard, the best thing you can do, along with hot/cold showers, vitamins and the like, is actually rest. Research suggests that because compression wear stimulates blood flow, it can help aid your recovery even up to 12 to 48 hours after your workout.

Wearing your sweaty gym gear to bed isn’t the most ideal way to relax so we suggest investing in a second set to sleep in. Flick through to see our bestselling 2XU styles.

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