The Science Behind Compression

The Science Behind Compression

September 28, 2018

There are many factors to consider when looking to enhance your athletic performance, with recovery being one of the key factors as this allows you to consistently push yourself to your maximum ability in training sessions. Muscle soreness, reduced muscle strength and fatigue will severely limit the effectiveness of your training and can lead to a cycle that inhibits regular training and creates a potential for increased risk of injury.

Ensuring you get sufficient sleep and correct nutrition is an important place to start, however you can really enhance your recovery adding compression sessions to your recovery plan.

Air Legs offer 10, 20 and 30 minute recovery sessions to help enhance your recovery. The sequential intermittent compression which Air Legs use works to increase blood flow and increase the speed of the body’s natural process of removing the post-workout accumulation of metabolic waste and lactate. Leg compression therapy often leads to athletes experiencing fresher and looser legs and less fatigue after sessions. This increased recovery time is as a result of the increased blood flow which Air Legs provide.

A study carried out to compare the effectiveness of leg compression systems to ice baths showed the clear benefits and results leg compression systems can have: 

Incorporating Air Legs into your recovery regime will help to accelerate the recovery process that your body’s lymphatic and vascular systems do naturally, this in turn increases recovery speed allowing you to perform to a higher standard.