3 Surprising Advantages of Wearing Compression Gear in the Winter

Even the most dedicated athletes find the prospect of working out in winter weather challenging, to say the least. It takes a lot of preparation to exercise safely in winter conditions, especially if you live in an area where freezing temperatures and snow-covered sidewalks are the norm. To help everyone have a successful winter workout routine, your friends at SWEAT IT OUT® have designed the following infographic, filled with tips and tricks that will take your exercise to the next level. 

As you can see, having the right workout gear on hand is a crucial part of staying active in cold weather. You need something to keep you warm and dry while providing maximum protection to muscles and other body parts. Is that too much to ask for? Not at all! We have a wonderful selection of compression gear with COOL COMPRESSION® Technology that will provide you with all the aforementioned benefits and more. Let’s take a look at what our compression gear can do for you this winter. 

Relish in Superior Warmth

A cold winter morning can make it hard to venture outdoors for a proper workout. Our compression gear is built with COOL COMPRESSION® Technology, which works to help keep the body temperature close to 98.6oF and block out the winter chill. This will not only help you stay warm, whether you work out indoors or outdoors, but it will also allow muscles to loosen up — as opposed to contracting from the cold — and avoid a painful injury. 

The following compression gear from SWEAT IT OUT® is perfect for those who live in cold weather areas. President and owner of SWEAT IT OUT®, Efraim Nathan, has tested the gear out himself and ensures it will keep you warm in temperatures as low as 10oF provided there are no other weather conditions such as wind, rain, etc.

Performance Compression Thigh, Groin & Hip Support Capri Length with Knee Stabilizer for Men and Women Style 1900SLCP

Performance Compression Long Sleeve Shirt for Men and Women Style 3021

Performance Compression Tights for Men and Women

Enjoy Moisture-Wicking Technology

Believe it or not, staying dry is even more important during the winter than staying warm. 

As is often the case, vigorous exercise leads to excessive sweating. This may be a welcome relief in the summer, but it’s actually quite dangerous in the winter because cold sweat combined with even colder weather may lead to hypothermia. This is something that everyone who is looking to stay active this winter should keep in mind, even those who live in moderate climates. Hypothermia can occur in temperatures as high as 40oF or more if you’re not wearing the right clothing.

SWEAT IT OUT® compression gear can keep you dry thanks to the COOL COMPRESSION® Technology. Our fabric actively wicks away sweat and stays dry no matter how hard you work out and sweat. 

Avoid Winter Workout Injuries

Last but not least, let’s not forget that cold weather conditions put a lot of stress on the body. 

  • Muscles contract
  • Blood vessels narrow
  • Blood flow is redirected from extremities to the core

Without proper preparation, these and other symptoms can contribute to painful workout injuries. Luckily, you can decrease the risk of injury by wearing the right compression gear. 

Compression shirts and tights offer superior muscle protection. By keeping the body dry and warm, compression gear helps muscles relax and become more flexible to prevent strains and pulls. Additionally, blood circulation is improved for optimal performance, even on the coldest days, and helps to keep extremities warm. All of this leads to faster post-workout recovery, so you don’t have to deal with sore muscles for days on end. 

SWEAT IT OUT® with COOL COMPRESSION® Technology isn’t just for cold winters. Even if you live in warmer climates, you can find the perfect workout gear to keep you comfortable and cool while delivering the best muscle support. 

Performance Compression Sleeveless Shirt for Men and Women Style 3019

Performance Compression Thigh, Groin & Hip Support Short for Men and Women Style 1900SL

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