Doctor To Athletes: Skip The Compression

An article related to the Skeleton world.

It’s part of the continuing fad of tight-fitting compression garments… which many athletes wear on the presumption that they improve performance and reduce muscle soreness.

But there’s not much evidence for that. Shots did a quick PubMed scan on sports performance and compression garments, and it looks like the benefits are largely psychological. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with feeling like you can run faster and jump higher, and look cool while you’re doing it. But it shouldn’t send you to the neurologist.

via Doctor To Teen Athletes: Skip Spanx : Shots – Health Blog : NPR.

While I’ve seen studies that say compression improves recovery, the jury still seems to be out on actual game time performance.

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