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?
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.
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.