Compression Wear and Summer Running: What You Should Know

As good as your compression gear might feel as you work out at the gym, train, or swim, you might be hesitant to wear compression clothing during your summer runs. This is understandable — after all, when you’re already running in the hot summer sun, the idea of trying to do it in tight-fitting clothes may seem like too much.

However, compression gear can be an incredible asset to your running routine, even in the 95° weather. Have a look at what SWEAT IT OUT® COOL COMPRESSION® has to say about donning compression clothing for your summer runs, as well as our best arm sleeves for running and compression shorts for your hips, hamstrings, groin, and quads, the 1900 SL. We even have compression capris that will protect the aforementioned muscles, while also providing knee support, the 1900 SLCP.

Compression wear during summer runs is beneficial!

While you might think that compression clothing would be suffocating during a hot afternoon run, it will most likely help you stay cool. Not only can it help regulate your body temperature, but it is also better at wicking perspiration away from your body than non-compression wear, since the material is constantly in contact with your skin.

Further, compression wear also delivers more general benefits by lowering exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD), boosting venous return, and enhancing strength and endurance, all of which can be a lifesaver for joggers and runners who struggle with calf cramps and muscle soreness.

Choose the wear that’s right for you

Not all compression garments are built the same. For example, some of the compression garments that we engineer grant you muscle support as you run, while other garments are designed to facilitate recovery from injury.

Compression socks, tights, and calf sleeves all provide distinct results and benefits. Compression tights can do wonders for runners who frequently struggle with sore glutes, quads, and calf muscles, or who have IT Band problems. In contrast, runners who experience cramps in their feet and calves frequently prefer socks or sleeves.

Interested in learning more about what we have to offer? No matter what, SWEAT IT OUT® COOL COMPRESSION® has what you need. Contact the compression pros today by calling us at 1-800-343-8960.