Monthly Archives: April 2013

Why I “Hate” Compression


Friday, April 26th, 2013

Learn why we “hate” compression…

 

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.

SANTA BARBARA RUNNING PRODUCT REVIEW: Zensah Compression Leg Sleeves


Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

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.

Compression Socks SANTA BARBARA RUNNING PRODUCT REVIEW: Zensah Compression Leg Sleeves

( more… )

Compression for Running – Key Terms and Definitions


Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Compression socks and compression leg sleeves helps runners recover faster and race harder. Using compression for running provides runners with many different advantages, but understanding all the terms is important. Below we listed some key terms important in understanding compression for running.

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

Shop Zensah Compression Leg Sleeves and Compression Socks today!

Penetrex- Topical Anti-inflammatory cream – Treat Tennis Elbow, Tendinitis, and more!


Friday, April 19th, 2013

Penetrex is the an anti inflammatory cream that aids in the prevention of pain in the joints. Some of the conditions that can be relieved with the use of Penetrex include the following:

Penetrex

Penetrex – anti inflammatory cream

  • Arthritis
  • Tennis elbow relief
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis

( more… )

Compression Socks for Running


Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

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.

Best Compression Socks for Running

Compression Socks for Running

 

( more… )