Most people associate compression stockings with medical conditions, like varicose veins and swollen ankles. However, they’re actually incredibly beneficial for athletes, as well. Professional athletes, including Olympic gold medalists, have been known to use athletic compression socks and running sleeves to improve their performance and training. You don’t have to be a famous athlete to experience these benefits, either – athletes and runners at any level can enjoy the improved endurance, performance, and recovery that our running socks provide.
How do they work? When you train or compete, impact vibrations are sent throughout your muscles, leading to wear and tear that can eventually cause injuries. Athletic compression socks compress the muscles in order to reduce the vibrations sent through the leg. By supporting key leg muscles and reducing vibrations, you can minimize muscle fatigue while reducing your risk of injury, like shin splints. This means your legs will last longer while running and exercising.
Athletic compression socks can also help increase blood circulation and oxygen flow. Studies have shown that graduated compression prevents blood from pooling in your feet. This can increase your endurance because more oxygen rich blood is consistently flowing through your body. You’ll be able to train harder and longer, whether you are running, biking, or playing sports.
The benefits of compression socks don’t stop after the workout, either. While exercising, lactic acid builds up in your body and causes your muscles to stiffen and, eventually, become sore. Compression socks can speed up the process of eliminating lactic acid from your body, meaning you’ll feel fewer aches and can recover from a hard run or challenging workout faster.
Our innovative compression socks are also engineered with moisture wicking fabric that allows your body to stay dry and cool during a workout.
If you’re ready to improve your athletic performance, you can choose from a variety of brands like Jobst, Therafirm, Sigvaris, 2XU, and our very own Allegro. Looking for more style and color options? Check out BrightLife Go, our site dedicated to fashion and performance.
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