Compression Leg Sleeves help runners to increase circulation, providing muscles with more of the oxygenated blood they need to recover sooner. Zensah Compression Leg Sleeves feature wide ribbing in the front for shin support to provide shin splint relief and tight ribbing in the back for calf support.
Compression technology seems to be growing in popularity among runners to aid muscle recovery in their workouts and races. Full compression tights have been popular with cyclists, but it seems like the shorter compression leg sleeves may be more ideal for distance runners, sprinters and even other athletes.
1.Shin Splints: Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) injuries are caused by repeated trauma to the connective muscle tissue surrounding the tibia. Characterized by pain in the lower part of the leg between knee and ankle. Wearing compression can help prevent and recovery from Shin Splints
2.R.I.C.E: Rest. Ice. Compression. Elevation
3.Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS): the pain and stiffness felt in muscles several hours to days after unaccustomed or strenuous exercise. Wearing compression helps to prevent impact and allows muscles to recover faster
4. Faster recovery: Reducing blood lactate concentration during maximal exercise bouts, allows for an increased lactic threshold. Studies have shown that athletes with a high lactate threshold perform better. Graduated compression by aiding in removal of blood lactate
5. Compression use: Training, Racing, & Recovery
6. Chevron ribbing: Kineso-targeted ribbing constructed into compression leg sleeve to support shin and calf muscle
Compression socks were originally came from the medical world, but their use has now been adopted by runners over the last few years. Apart from the comfort of wearing compression socks, there are other benefits that can come from it. For instance, they improve the blood flow to the legs especially after a tough run.