Compression

Compressive garments were initially used in the medical field to help with prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and pathologies. Only recently, they have spread to the sports industry as a tool to improve athletic performance and promote quicker recovery post-exercise. For running, most findings suggest that compression mainly benefits as a post-exercise recovery tool, rather than during an intense session aimed to directly improve performance.

The proposed main benefits associated with the use of compression garments post-exercise include improvements in blood flow, reduce post-exercise muscle soreness and microtrauma, psychological comfort, and limited inflammatory response with delayed onset of muscle soreness.