Compression Wear in Fitness

We put so much emphasis on what we put into our bodies in this day and age of fitness and exercise. However, what about the things we put ON our bodies? With the ever-advancing technology at play, the right fitness gear is more crucial than ever; it's a tool for us to improve our performance without having to put in any more work or training. Compression clothing is one such example.

As compression gear grows more popular among professionals, from NBA players to amateur runners, it's critical that we understand more about it.


How do Compression Garments work?

It is a popular belief that the tighter your clothes are, the more sweat you will produce, and the more sweat you produce, the harder it will be to perform. On the other hand, compression gear is typically constructed of wicking materials, which means that no matter how tight the garment is, sweat pooling will be reduced. These running compression shorts are a great example of how compression tights can help the wearer enhance their performance and still feel comfortable.

During exercise:

The compression increases blood flow and oxygen delivery to the tissues, making exercise more efficient and less tiring while also helping improve posture and movement.

After exercise:

Compression works similarly to a low-level massage, applying pressure to muscles to reduce muscle discomfort. It also improves healing by increasing blood flow. Besides the wicking properties, compression garments have various other properties and benefits as well.


Compression-wear in sportswear

A common question is whether compression sportswear should be worn as a base layer or outer layer. As a rule of thumb, compression tights and pants are typically worn as base layers, and compression sleeves are worn as outer layers. Quality running shorts also have detachable and fixed compression tights like these SPS shorts by True Revo.

Compression clothing technology can be used on a variety of items, including running shorts, leggings, socks, tights, arm sleeves, and more. Compression leggings like these are also a great way to enhance your performance in activities like Yoga or Pilates as it helps with the flow of oxygen.


Benefits of compression wear

There are numerous benefits to wearing compression clothing and are pretty widely accepted in almost every sport.

Enhanced performance: It has been seen that compression clothing can have a positive impact on the performance of players as well as fitness enthusiasts. Since there is a better flow of oxygen to muscles due to the compression, there is a significant effect on the overall athletic performance of an individual.

Faster recovery: In addition to enhancing a player’s overall performance, compression wear also helps in speeding up the recovery post-exercise/ strenuous activities.

Injury prevention: Compression clothing is great at regulating body temperature, which helps mitigate the risk of tendons, straining ligaments, and muscles.

Reduced muscle soreness: muscle soreness is often an inevitable phenomenon after any strenuous activity/ workout. Compression clothing decreases muscle vibrations, making you less likely to experience muscle soreness the following day.

Wearing compression garments to exercise has many advantages and is also gaining popularity among several athletes. Pretty soon it will be your new favorite item to wear at the gym or on a run.


This article is written by Bhakti Mishra- TRUEREVO editorial team. TRUEREVO is an award-winning functional sportswear brand that makes unique products for men & women focused on running, training & sports. Check it out at


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