Football season is in full swing, and players everywhere are hitting the gym and the field. Whether you're a seasoned professional, or an aspiring athlete, everyone is always looking for the newest and best ways to train harder and increase performance. So besides lifting heavy, eating right, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, what else can you do to give yourself the edge out on the field? Chances are you might already be doing it, but if not, it's never too late to start. Wearing compression sleeves greatly benefits your legs in a number of ways, and it also protects you during game day. Here are a couple of reasons why wearing compression can benefit you:
Prevent Lactic Acid Buildup:
In a sport that involves powerful, quick bursts of sprinting, lactic acid is your worst enemy. When it gets down to the very last minutes of the 4th quarter in a tight game, you need to perform like you were when the game first started. By applying graduated compression on your legs, you are effectively reducing the lactic acid buildup in your legs, allowing you to endure well into overtime. When the opposing team starts to get tired, you're just starting to get more fired up.
Football is arguably one of the more strenuous sports in terms of stress on muscles and joints. Between cramps, tears, sprains, and breaks, it is extremely important to protect your body as much as possible. Start out by getting a really good stretch, then make sure you don't go out on the field without your compression sleeves. The compression will serve to promote healthy circulation even through the most rigorous of motions, and it will also protect your legs from excessive shock or high impact, thus reducing the risk of shin splints, cramps, and ultimately injury.
Football can really take a toll on your body. You already take many measure to prevent any possible injuries, so why not add another simple piece of gear to your bag that will help you even more? Sigvaris compression sleeves also come in a number of different colors, so you can rep your team appropriately! Got questions? Feel free to email us firstname.lastname@example.org