OS1st Blog — calf compression sleeves

How to return to exercise safely after injury

Posted by Stephanie Lee on

How to return to exercise safely after injury
Two common scenarios happen when returning to training following an injury: one, you remember where you were before your injury and jump right back into it, or two, you plan to resume workouts at a shorter distance or use lighter weights, but when you feel good, you decide on the fly to increase.

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Athletes Insight Review

Posted by Josh Higgins on

Athletes Insight Review
In the bracing industry you can become overwhelmed by the multitudes of compression socks, calf sleeves, foot sleeves and more to choose from. 

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What does medical grade graduated compression mean?

Posted by Josh Higgins on

What does medical grade graduated compression mean?
By now, most athletes are familiar with compression wear; you probably even have your own favorite compression sleeve or brand that you wear while running, biking or working out.  You might even know the importance and benefits to your health and performance that compression wear can provide, but are you fully reaping the benefits of compression wear?

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Bracing now as Base Layer

Posted by Josh Higgins on

Bracing now as Base Layer
We all know that outdoor sports have continued to grow in popularity and in age groups.  Along with that, products made specifically for running, hiking, climbing and biking has grown in type, style and number.  And with added numbers of people of various ages participating, there are a greater number of injuries and a growing group of products that claim to treat them.  Let’s face it, it can get confusing.

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Gearing Up for the Big Race: 7 Tips to Help You Go the Distance

Posted by Josh Higgins on

Gearing Up for the Big Race: 7 Tips to Help You Go the Distance
This is it: the first year you’re going to compete in a marathon, half-marathon, or 10k. Or maybe, to you, the term “big race” refers to anything longer than your usual half-mile around the park. Or maybe you’re a seasoned pro, and this is the year you’ll run your best time yet. 

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