4 Compression Products to Boost Performance & Recovery

Our picks for some of the best gear to help improve performance during your workouts and speed up recovery.

Life can get busy, so it is important to make the most out of your exercise sessions and improve your recovery time. For most people, finding time to visit the gym can be tough enough. Finding time to prioritise recovery and stretching is even more difficult! Luckily, there’s help available in the form of compression clothing. Wearing good quality compression gear during and after your workouts can help to enhance your performance, improve blood circulation while you train, and reduce post-workout muscle soreness.

2XU is widely regarded as one of the most technically advanced performance sports brands on the planet, and the brand is now available in South Africa! The brand is well-known for helping to take athletes beyond what they thought possible, enabling them to train harder, perform better and recover faster.

The brand creates products that help advance performance, whether you’re running, playing sport, or working out at the gym. The garments are made using fabric and construction technology to take you beyond what you previously thought possible. The 2XU range offers a variety of high-performance compression gear, but we do, of course, have our favourites. Here are our picks for 4 must-have 2XU compression items for summer training.

Core Compression Short Sleeve top

Men’s Core Compression short sleeve shirt – R1,099

The Core Compression Short Sleeve provides complete compression support for the upper body for better postural awareness, stronger performance and reduced risk of injury. Made out of a PWX fabric, the vent panels on the centre, back, and underarms improve airflow by almost 200 percent, increasing evaporation of your sweat to keep you at optimal performance temperature.

Light Speed Compression Shorts

Men’s Light Speed Compression Shorts – R1,299

Any seasoned runner knows that your running apparel is as important as your running shoes. These Light Speed Compression Shorts are a runner’s dream and are a must-have for long summer runs. Crafted with revolutionary Muscle Containment Stamping (MCS) technology, these shorts were developed with a detailed understanding of the impact running has on the legs, and help to reduce muscle movement, damage and fatigue, ensuring you can run better and for longer.

Vectr Merino Light Cushion Full Length Sock

Men’s Vectr Merino Light Cushion Full Length Socks – R349

Anatomically designed to provide advanced plantar fascia and arch support, the Vectr Light Cushion Full-Length Sock leverages a unique X-LOCK support system to lock the foot in place and help to reduce blistering for your most comfortable run ever.

X Compression Calf Sleeves

Men’s X Compression Calf Sleeves – R299

Another winner for runners; the X Compression Calf Sleeves are a versatile alternative to a compression tight, making them ideal for summer. Utilising seamless construction for comfort and zoned ventilation for breathability, the sleeve helps to reduce muscle movement in the lower leg that can cause fatigue, muscle damage and shin splints.

For more information visit the 2XU website.

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