Dedicated athletes know the secret to training success is the the compression gear you choose. Endurance Magazine, the premier resource for an active lifestyle, offers content targeted towards professional and amateur athletes alike. As part of their January issue featuring a triathlon theme, SportPort contributing author, Casey Clark Kelley, shared with Endurance readers the benefits of wearing premium technical fabrics. Read the full article, Performance 101: Why You Should be Training in Compression or see below for an excerpt.
Performance 101: Why You Should be Training in Compression Gear from Endurance Magazine
“Practical benefits of quality compression gear can be countless depending on what you choose. One thing you are sure to get is premium technical fabrics. Compression materials are scientifically designed to function for the athlete. When shopping for gear look for brands that use fabrics with a reputation for excellence. Performance fabrics like LYCRA® SPORT and Polartec® Power Stretch Pro have undergone on-athlete testing to ensure an enhanced design that is supportive, as well as functional.
The durability of premium compression fabrics will come through for you over time as the garment will retain its shape without stretching, sagging, or tearing. Although a standard workout tank may be good for a few cycles eventually they tend to show their wear. Anti-fade apparel ensures that you will also get look longevity from your purchase. Compression garments tend to enduringly look as good as when you purchased them.
Ultra-lightweight fabric is generally a standard of compression gear. Despite the light as air design, the fabric has the stretch and strength to streamline your shape and correct posture, while still offering muscle support. Flat-lock stitching will often combine with this second skin fit to guarantee a chafe-free workout, whether your gear is in the form of a sports bra, tank, or tights.”
Extensive research and on-athlete testing is put in to the development of SportPort™ compression designs to ensure long-lasting quality athletic wear. SportPort™ uses only highly researched technical compression fabrics that are moisture-wicking, anti-odor, and anti-chafe with UPF 50+ ratings. For enhanced performance benefits, try the Zephyr Compression Bra-Tank with patented technology smart pocket and Compression Cargo Pants.