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7 THINGS THAT MOSTLY WON’T HAPPEN IF YOU WEAR TRAIL RUNNING COMPRESSION SLEEVES

Trail runners share common issues like cramping and overuse injuries. But also achilles and patella tendonitis. Uneven terrain and unexpected elements keep runners engaged but can also lead to difficult trail running issues. With this in mind, COMPRESSPORT® developed specifics trail running compression sleeves to prevent these frequent issues. Let’s discover how compression sleeves will help you prevent these well known issues.

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Achilles and Patella tendonitis: The repetition of shocks in trail running causes a lot of stress for the muscles, joints and tendons and in the worst case can promote the emergence of tendonitis. Keeping your muscles compact and solid the use of trail running compression sleeves absorbs these shocks (-33 % vibrations) leading to less muscle oscillations and therefore less traction on tendon and muscle itself. A study conducted on 1200 sportsmen shows a reduction of this king of injuries by 29 %!

Shin splints: The emergence of shin splints is also due to the shocks caused by running on hard ground. The compression helps to stabilize muscles and prevent injuries. Whether suffering from shin splints due to trail running the use of compression sleeves helps to provide much needed relief.

Early muscle fatigue: The repetition of shocks in trail running (especially in downhill) causes muscle damage leading to early muscular fatigue. Absorbing these shocks the use of trail running compression sleeves will be effective to decrease or delay muscle damage (-42 %), fatigue and pain. You will be able to perform longer with a better global comfort. Therefore you will be more resistant on the last kilometers of your ultra-trail race when your competitors will slow down.

Cramps: The emergence of cramps is due to many factors including dehydration, toxin accumulation, muscle damage, fatigue… Supporting your muscle and delaying fatigue the use of compression sleeves may also delay the cramps.

Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS): You are suffering from DOMS after a hard trail race? Do your legs are so heavy to even go downstairs? Obviously, yes… This is the consequence of the muscle damage. To better recover use your compression sleeves. Less muscle damage during trail running with trail running compression sleeves means less subsequent inflammation (-52 %) and therefore less delayed onset muscle soreness (-50 %) and better recovery.

Swelling of legs and feeling of heavy legs: Emergence of muscle damage during trail running means inflammation during recovery and therefore swelling and feeling of heavy legs. Continue to wear your compression socks during the recovery will ensure better venous return (+20 %), better muscle oxygenation (around 15-25 %) and less blood stagnating in the legs. Consequently swelling of legs will be reduce and the use of compression will guarantee athletes a feeling of light and fresh legs.

Slow down in downhill: you are slowing down in each downhill? You do not trust? Your ankles are fragile? And you lose a lot of time? Try to use trail running compression sleeves… Pressing on your skin, ankle and calf muscle, the compression activates some cutaneous and muscular receptors. The message goes up to the brain and you are able to feel better feedback from your legs. You will be more serene. The compression will help you to have a better balance promoting performance during technical downhill.

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Beginner, accomplished athlete or pro… every athlete is subject to these frequent Trail Running issues : injuries, DOMS, cramps, fatigue… COMPRESSPORT® provides specific solution and can help you to prevent them. Thanks to compression sleeves, these issues will be delayed or totally abolished to increase your performance on your trails!

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Pierra Menta Eté 2015 – Astuces et conseils d’entrainement

Sur les traces de la célèbre course de ski alpinisme version trail running, la Pierra Menta Eté se déroule sur 3 jours, par équipe de 2, sur une distance totale de 70KM avec plus de 7000 mètres de dénivelé positif. Cette course, de par sa difficulté, est tout de suite devenue une référence en France.

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L’année dernière, les deux athlètes COMPRESSPORT® Espagne Toti Bes et David Coma ont remporté la première édition de cette course déjà mythique. Nous avons demandé à nos champions de partager avec vous leurs astuces et conseils d’entrainement pour que vous puissiez performer lors de l’édition 2016.

Toti Bes

Les astuces et conseils d’entrainement de Toti Bes : 

C’est vraiment spécial de courir dans les montagnes avec mon ami David Coma. Nous avons tous les deux les mêmes niveaux que ça soit sur le plan physique que technique. C’est un point très important car nous avons pu nous motiver mutuellement. Donc avoir un partenaire du même niveau sera un avatange pour votre équipe. Vous devez impérativement vous entrainez sur des trails similaires à ceux de la Pierra Menta Eté. Se familiariser à l’altitude serait un plus non négligeable dans la mesure où cette course se déroule sur des sentiers en haute montagne. De plus, il est impossible de courir du début à la fin, ainsi, préparez-vous à une randonnée bien rythmée. Evidemment, il est primordial d’avoir une nutrition adaptée pendant la course et une récupération optimale entre les différentes étapes.

David Coma

Les astuces et conseils d’entrainement de David Coma:

Il est impératif d’avoir une nutrition adaptée avant, pendant et après chaque étape tout comme avoir un coéquipier avec lequel vous vous entendez bien. Connaître ses forces et faiblesses sera un avantage non négligeable quand il s’agira de le motiver ou même quand vous aurez besoin d’être tiré vers le haut. Un dernier mot pour dire que le plaisir passe avant tout, de ne pas oublier de profiter de l’environnement ; routes, villages, habitants, gastronomie locale et surtout de ramener chez vous plein de bons souvenirs.

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TOP 6 SPORTS WHERE COMPRESSION IN CUSTOM SPORTS APPAREL IS USEFUL

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1/ TRAIL RUNNING

The repetition of shocks in Trail Running causes a lot of stress for the muscles, joints and tendons and may impair the performance. Keeping your muscles compact and solid, the use of compression sleeves (for calves and thighs) absorbs these shocks (-33 % vibrations) leading to less muscle oscillations and therefore less traction on tendon and muscle itself. Consequently your performance will be enhanced and your recovery process improved.

Trail Running Compression Sleeves

 2/ TRIATHLON

In any triathlon, T1 is the stage between the swim and the cycling ones. During this stage, triathletes switch from their swim custom sports apparel into their cycling gear. Triathletes may think that wearing compression gear make them waste time (few seconds), but the benefits of compression are worth it. On the one hand, compression’s aerodynamic properties provide an economy of 5 watts in cycling, i.e. you are able to save 1 min 30 sec on triathlon Ironman. On the other hand, the reduction of shocks during the run will ensure less traction on tendon and muscle itself and will help you finish your challenge and improve your performance.

TRIATHLON Compression Sleeves

3/ CYCLING

Many pro tour cyclists like Alberto Contador, Peter Sagan or Thibaut Pinot use COMPRESSPORT compression sleeves to recover between stages during competitions as Le Tour de France. The Full Socks are mainly used during the travels to ensure a feeling of light legs before the race. The Full Leg appears to be the ultimate recovery weapon to recover after the race. It’ll prevent inflammations and also limit the delayed muscle onset soreness (DOMS) in cycling.

Cycling

4/ SWIMMING

One-day long competitions include multiple efforts – series and finals – often repeated in a short period of time (few hours). Swimming is largely concerned. You accumulate metabolic toxins (lactic acid) and your energy reserves decrease, causing the fatigue to appear earlier for subsequent performances. Improving the venous return, the compression triggers a series of actions: muscle blood flow and oxygenation (necessary to restore the energy reserves) are improved (+15%) and the metabolic waste removal is accelerated (-13 % of lactate). In summary, custom sports apparel that uses compression will help your body stay strong: pain will be reduced and subsequent performance will be improved.

Swimming Compression Sleeves

5/ RACKET SPORTS AND TRACK AND FIELD

Pressing on your skin and muscle, the compression activates some cutaneous and muscular receptors. The message goes up to your brain and you are able to feel better proprioceptive feedback, to feel better you body in the space. Consequently, your balance is improved which will help you for sprinting, jumping and changing directions as often requested in racket sports or track and field.

Track Compression Sleeves

6/ TEAM SPORTS SUCH AS RUGBY, HANDBALL, SOCCER AND VOLLEY

Proprioceptive feedback is also interesting for team sports that require sprint, jump and changes of direction. Moreover this kind of efforts induces many shocks and causes a lot of stress for the muscles, joints and tendons. In the worst case, these shocks can promote the emergence of tendonitis, shin splints or other injuries… Absorbing the vibrations the compression guarantees less muscle oscillations and therefore less traction on tendon and muscle itself. A study conducted on 1200 sportsmen shows a reduction of this kind of injuries by 29 %!

Rugby Compression Sleeves