Compression Garments For Skiing

Compression Garments For Skiing You see all types of athletes wearing compression garments, so you'd assume they provide a competitive advantage. But the research has been very application specific. They seem to help in some cases and do nothing in others. A study published in the journal BMC Sports Science, Medicine & Rehabilitation suggests alpine skiers might have something to gain from lower body compression.

Using a dozen highly trained alpine skiers, researchers discovered that compression garments providing 20 to 40 mmHg of support allow athletes to maintain a deeper tuck position with a lower rate of perceived exertion compared to those wearing more traditional clothing.

True Strength Moment: Because these performance advantages were attained without sacrificing maximal leg strength, jump performance or balance, competitive skiers might want to give this type of sportswear a try once the season begins.
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