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Athletes in every sport are always looking for a competitive edge 
–
what can make them better, 
faster, and stronger? 
Compression 
garments provide a competitive edge that not every a
thlete 
nor every sport takes advantage of. Compression 
is a popular recovery tool for
 athletes 
as it 
promotes healthier muscles and better recovery.

These are just a few benefits to training with 
compression sleeves and there are many more! 
Compression should be a part of every athlete’s 
training and recovery. 
Here are five reasons to add compression sleeves to your training.

1.
 Improve Your Recovery

The primary purpose of compression sleeves is 
to
 improve 
athlete recovery, and what’s not to 
love about better recovery? Recovery is incredibly 
important to athletic performance. In order for athletes to perform at their peak 
performance, their bodies need to rest and regroup.

Compression sleeves, when worn 
consistently, facilitate the body’s abi
lity to recover by increasing circulation, 
improving 
the delivery of oxygen from the bloodstream to the muscle tissue, and 
reducing lactic 
acid buildup
.


2.
 Prevent Injury

Compression sleeves improve circulation in the body, thus making the 
muscles warm and 
loose. Warming up the muscles prior to intense physical activity is 
incredibly important in order to prevent injury and maximize performance.

Adding 
compression to your pre
-
training and pre
-
race routines will help keep the muscles fresh 
and loose and ulti
mately, help prevent injury when it’s time to hit it hard.

3.
 Beneficial
 in a variety of areas

Compression can provide benefit to the body before, 
during, and after training and racing. Not to mention, compression is beneficial for a 
variety of sports and 
activities. Incorporate compression into weightlifting, biking, 
running, and even swimming!

BODIMAX Compression Sleeves
 are unique compression 
sleeves that are built for swimmers with 
a compressive, woven material that is meant 
for in
-
water use. The 
BODIMAX Sleeves 
come in 
arm 
o
r 
calf
 sleeves and are great for 
everyday swim practice, dryland training, and more. You’ll be able to recover better in 
every aspect of your tra
ining regime.


4. 
Decrease Soreness

Most athletes have a love
-
hate relationship with sore muscles. It’s 
(almost) 
always a great sign to have sore muscles after a workout because it means that 
you physically pushed your limits. However, soreness is uncomfor
table and can often 
hurt our following workouts.

By adding compression sleeves to your workouts, you will 
decrease your soreness and your body will be better prepared for your next workout. 
Don’t let sore muscles slow you down, and add compression sleeves 
to your training.

5. There is no risk

The beauty of adding compression sleeves to your training is that athletes have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Compression is not risky and it will not cause any harm to your body nor to your workout. Athletes can develop healthier, stronger muscles, improve their recovery, and impact their performance without any risk!

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4 thoughts on “5 Reasons to Add Compression Sleeves to Your Training


  1. I am an double amputee on my legs how can I hold my stump down in the water because it is making it hard to swim now. I use to be a competitive swimmer now it so hard to front crawl and best stoke.
    Thank you susan lewingdon

    1. Hi Susan, thank you for your question and that’s great to hear you are back in the water! I would suggest focusing on your head position, that will help to lower your body. If you point your chin closer to your chest, that might help you. If you have any more swimming-specific questions, please email our coach at fares@myswimpro.com. Thanks!

  2. Hi
    My competitive swimming daughter has lower limb lymphoedema and would like to wear compression sleeves during training.
    Do you have anything suitable?
    We live in UK
    Thank you in advance

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