by Team Snapbac
It is that time of year again, and we couldn’t be more excited! If you’re like us, you already have a big red circle on your calendar for Thursday night, September 5th, 8:20 pm EST! We are barely containing our excitement as the 100th NFL season begins with one of the most anticipated games of the season, the Chicago Bears on home field against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field! All 256 games for the next seventeen weeks have been added to the schedule telling us exactly what we’ll be doing until Sunday, December 29th when we settle in for a full-day of NFL madness!
We love everything about football, the game, the athletes and the training. It is one of the most physical and intense games on the field marked by size, strength, and brute force. With that kind of man to man impact, there are numerous game injuries, training pains and general soreness. We respect that kind of grit; in fact, we live for it! Snapbac was created to take on the toughest games, the grizzliest athletes and the harshest trainings to provide the support an athlete needs to protect his body and enhance his game.
There is a reason why you see so many NFL players with compression sleeves, girdles, pants, tights, and shirts. The pressure put on their muscles and structural ligaments and tendons is well beyond the daily wear and tear of life. They need the extra support holding things in place, reducing unwanted muscle movements and suppressing swelling and fluid build-up. Even though the average NFL player is leaps and bounds ahead of most of our physical training, he still needs that boost to get the edge over his opponents and the reduced risk of injury that quality compression provides.
Reducing pain and soreness pre- and especially post- game is imperative to a stronger season and better field play. When a player runs down after down and falls prey to a pile-up, they need all the help they can get. Having lower lactic-acid build-up, less inflammation and reduced pain means they still got power, speed and gusto when overtime hits. Having an athletic edge that also protects your body and keeps you playing longer is rare and coveted. This is why compression gear is becoming as common as a helmet these days.
Another benefit that is not often talked about is the placebo effect of compression. As an athlete gears up, it becomes part of their routine, and routine is what gets your mind ready for what’s about to come. NFL players have said putting on compression just makes them feel ready. They feel faster. They feel stronger. They know that when push comes to shove, good compression clothing is going to let them push harder and longer without as much damage to their muscles and skeletal structure. If compression can increase positive thought and act as another motivation, then that should be added to the label!