24 Jan '13, 8pm

Q: Is it better to wear compression gear during or after a run? A:

A research team from the University of Wuppertal in Germany analyzed existing original research on how and whether compression gear improves athletic performance and recovery. They found a consensus that compression gear worn after a workout has what they call "small to moderate effect sizes" on several measures of recovery. In terms of measures relevant to distance running, those included reduced muscle swelling and muscular pain. (For what it's worth, they also found compression gear can lessen post-workout time for regaining peak vertical-jumping ability, so keep that in mind the next time you have a basketball game scheduled soon after your weekly long run.)

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/running-apparel/research-comp...

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