In recent years, many people who exercise have begun wearing compression clothes. These snug-fitting socks, shorts, tights or shirts, which squeeze muscles as tightly as sausage casings, are reputed to improve performance during exercise and speed recovery afterward. The rationales for wearing compression clothing are logical enough. Better proprioception should, in theory at least, improve the efficiency of movement and reduce the number of muscles that need to be activated, making exercise less tiring. Meanwhile, the clothes also are believed to reduce fatigue and soreness after exercise by literally squeezing the muscles with a kind of no-hands massage and, by increasing blood flow to muscles, help to flush out unwanted exercise-related biochemicals.
Spend a lot of time on the courts? With long training hours and constant change of direction, tennis players need the firm support and stabilization for their legs and feet. Our compression leg sleeves for tennis are perfect for avoiding shin splints and calf cramps, and improving endurance to help you late in a match. Check our Sizing Chart.
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