For athletes, keeping their body in optimal conditions is essential. Whether you enjoy sports for fun, for a workout, on your school’s sports team, or because your friend made you join that city league soccer team – you know that any type of exercise comes with some sore muscles and fatigue.
A lot of that ache might happen in the legs, but FRET NOT. Today we’ll tell you about a secret weapon to combat fatigue and increase performance: Go2 Compression Socks.
I know what you are thinking. It’s amazing that something you’ve work for your entire life has a new role. And how, you might as yourself, can compression socks help me perform better at my sport? Well, keep reading to find out!
Wearing compression socks while exercising can help prevent shin splints, which may happen in cases of sudden increase of intensity, duration, or overtraining of the exercise, such as when you are preparing for a competition, or by lack of appropriate recovery between workouts or games. We’ve even met a few people at shows (and in our office) who had pain walking around the expos, put on a pair, and felt instant relief!
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In some sports, such as football, cycling and soccer, where the sideways oscillation of muscles reduces your performance, compression socks help contain and keep your muscles in place, reduce vibration, and promote muscle efficiency.
Though there is some debate on the exact impact compression socks have in performance, some studies have found that people who raced while wearing compression socks have experienced less muscle damage compared to those who did not wear them, thus recovering faster. Where are our Boston Marathon friends at?! The way compression socks hug your legs can help increase your balance, decrease pooling of blood in calf veins and ankles, and with cute socks like ours- your confidence will be through the roof. You KNOW you like new workout gear!
Muscle soreness and muscle damage get reduced when using compression socks during, and especially post-exercise. Athletes have reported less post-exercise soreness when wearing compression socks during high-intensity training. The compression socks also increase blood flow and waste removal from muscles, making oxygenized blood get faster to affected areas, decreasing the soreness and perceived fatigue.
So far, it has been difficult to determine exactly how much compression socks increase the endurance. However, a few studies have reported that athletes have improved running times during ultra-high endurance events. So take your pair for a spin! Also, because the socks promote oxygenized blood flow, which decreases soreness, the athletes can hold on for some time longer than when they are not wearing compression socks during sports training.
Some athletes swear by compression socks, not only because they increase their performance, but also their confidence. Wearing the right gear that is not only functional but also fashionable boosts their confidence, which in turn boosts their performance. This might be perceived as a placebo effect by some people, but hey, if believing they improve recovery actually improves recovery, we’ll take it! As athletes, and especially medalists, know, beliefs have a great impact on our performance. If you believe you can win that next competition, you’ll be able to achieve your dreams, and we’ll be right by you, supporting you every step of the way!
When you are ready to boost your level of awesomeness, be sure to check out our sports compression socks (20-30 mmHg compression) and elite collection (15-20 mmHg compression) to pick out your favorite colors! Consider a pair for your favorite team player or their entire squad!
Keep an eye out! Our holiday line will be launching soon! We’ve got Halloween. Thanksgiving, a Christmas patterns! They would make a great gifts for teams or coaches!