Compressport - Making an Impression with Compression
Thursday, 8 October 2015 | Admin
With an active lifestyle, comes side-effects. Aching muscles, injuries, fatigue and more. Compressport caters to athletes who want protection, support, and that extra edge that can be the difference between winning and losing. Made from a collaboration between doctors, manufacturers and compression specialists, their range of compression gear allows athletes – both serious and casual – to push their limits.
Who are Compressport?
Compressport is a Swiss company with 100% European-made products. Since the launch of the first R2 calf sleeves in 2008, they have worked with a passion for protecting and supporting athletes and improving performance. Coming from a medical research background, and specialist in sports compression, they have redefined the compression apparel market.
Combining the most advanced technologies with the latest trends, their aim is to always innovate and surprise athletes. Responding to problems athletes face daily, Compressport strives to improve performance, enhance recovery or to help them travel in the best possible conditions in order to improve the overall well-being of athletes in everyday life. Now with over 500 professional athletes, including several world champions, endorsing the brand, you know it must be onto something.
How Does it Work?
The Compressport products all have a lot of features and technologies in common, which help to make them what they are. Some of these include:
Accelerated Venous Return - the compression products are designed to allow more blood to return to the heart, preventing it from pooling in the extremities. This reduces the build-up of toxins in the muscles, increasing oxygenation and helping to reduce cramps. Worn after exercise, it can aid with recovery and prevent DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness).
Injury Prevention - the fabrics provides rigidity and support to the muscles, and are designed to reduce shock waves and vibrations which can help keep you injury-free.
Comfort - All of the products are made with super-lightweight material so you're not inconvenienced at all during your workout. Many feature moisture-wicking fibres that keep you well-ventilated and ultimately cooler and more comfortable.
Massage - Some of the products also feature fibres that give micro massages triggered by movement, giving you relaxation and a feeling of well-being.
If you're looking for calf support then you should consider the product that started it all. The R2 Calf Sleeve was the number one calf guard at the Iron Man World Championships in 2010 and 2011. Providing support, preventing injury, accelerating venous return and more, this product gets the job done. If you're after something with added extras try the UR2 Calf Sleeve, which soothes with essential oils, or the US Calf Sleeve, which gives support through silicon spikes.
If you'd prefer something for your arms, try the Armforce Arm Sleeve. Seamless, lightweight and comfortable, and with bright fluorescent colours, you'll stand out while being protected. For 2-in-1 compression and UV protection, and if bright colours aren't your thing, then try the Pro Racing Arm Sleeve.
For full leg protection in a revolutionary design, the F-Like Compression Sleeves are the choice for you. Different to regular compression tights, they are sized to your leg rather than your waist to ensure optimum compression to both the calf and thigh. If you just want something for your thigh then the For Quad Thigh Guard offers all the same technology in a smaller package.
Where Can You Get it?
If you're impressed, why not be compressed? All the products above and more are available on the Think Sport website, so shop the range now!