To date, nearly 200 studies surrounding compression in the sport have been conducted with thousands of athlete participants. The overwhelming research indicates that proper levels of compression aid in athletes' performance and recovery. More recently, studies have also shown improved recovery scores when icing and compression are combined post-workout. The benefits of compression and temperature therapy deliver physiological benefits for athletes training and competing at every level.
The benefits of compression and temperature therapy deliver physiological benefits to athletes training and competing at every level. Snapbac combines the healing benefits of temperature therapy with the performance enhancing and recovery benefits of compression. It's important to make sure you are using a legitimate compression fabric and not merely a compressive/tight garment. Snapbac uses a technical performance fabric, with 195 gsm, providing a high level of compression. The design also features elevated compression, which means it's tightest at the extremities of the body and gradually decreases towards the torso. This promotes increased circulation towards the heart. Increasing circulation has many benefits both during physical activity and after.
At the beginning of a workout, increased blood flow helps you warm up faster. During exercise, compression helps you increase your endurance, reduce damage and make athletic gains muscle.Oxygenation is improved by increased circulation, which lessens muscle fatigue, helping you maintain stamina and power throughout your workout. Compression also holds muscles firmly against the body to heighten muscle response and reduce muscle vibration for a reduction in microdamage. Immediately after a workout, compression helps prevent lactic acid build-up in muscles, accelerating muscle repair and reducing soreness.