AOC checked out five compression wear items from exercise and performance brand 2XU.
UNISEX COMPRESSION CALF GUARDS
They may appear simple (pictured above) but they are strategically designed for calf muscle containment when training and competing. Repeated muscle vibration is directly related to causing fatigue, damage (small tears) and shin splints – and these prevent all that. The design also allows you to wear your usual, preferred sock during your exertions.
XTRM COMPRESSION SHORT SLEEVE TOP
The short-sleeve top provides the top-half compression coverage you’re after – particularly as a bowler putting your torso under strain ball after ball. This garment – new to the 2XU range – even has a splash of scarlet to liven things up underneath your shirt.
MEN’S COMPRESSION PERFORMANCE RUN SOCKS
With “zoned breathability panels” for maximum airflow and comfort and seamless compression panels for increased blood flow and maximum muscle containment, these can help you run faster and recover quicker.
MEN’S COMPRESSION TIGHTS
A versatile piece of kit with a blend of flexibility and support, these graduated tights are breathable and lightweight, whilst still offering stability to all major muscles. Whilst they’re ideal for training, invest in a white pair and you can be supported all day in the field during matches, too.
WOMEN’S RECOVERY COMPRESSION TIGHTS
The recovery tights (worn after exertion) improve blood circulation and the removal of blood lactates – so speeding up muscle repair. The graduated compression supports improved oxygenation of muscles, reducing damage and fatigue. They can easily be worn discretely under clothes to recover while at work, home, or school, and, if you’re really keen, are even comfortable enough to sleep in – for maximum help with your recovery.
All items available to buy at www.2xu.co.uk