Do compression sports clothes really improve performance?

19 June 2017 @09:04 | The Guardian
Great claims are made for compression leggings, socks, stockings and more. It’s a lucrative market, but what is the evidence for the benefits? Can ultra-tight-clothing make you a better athlete? Well yes, if the UK’s biggest sportswear brands are to be believed. The sale of compression garments across the webpages of Adidas, Under Armour, Asics and more is almost ubiquitously associated with phrases such as “increase muscle power”, “go further and faster” and “optimise performance”. continue...

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