How to Get the Most From Your Compression Clothing

Once you decide to optimize your athletic performance with compression wear, there are a few things you need to know first before you choose the brand that you’ll be going with. For one thing, make sure to opt for compression gear that is authentic. A lot of companies offer substandard and inauthentic compression clothing that does not maximize your performance the way it should. SWEAT IT OUT® COOL COMPRESSION® only provides real, high-quality compression wear, such as our Compression Tops or our 1900SL Thigh, Groin & Hip Support Shorts, both of which are used by professional athletes.

On top of that, you should also know how to get the most benefit from your compression wear. Even with high-quality clothing, many people do not know how to fully utilize its capabilities.

Are you wondering how to make the best use of your SWEAT IT OUT® COOL COMPRESSION® gear? Follow these tips and tricks.



  1. Find the right fit

For compression wear to work, it needs to fit tightly. Compression gear that is to loose will not provide any benefits.

This doesn’t mean that the gear should feel uncomfortable, but it does need to feel firm and wrap around your muscles. Tops should feel tightest around your wrists, while pants should feel the same around your ankles.


  1. Take proper care

Compression gear needs to be washed and dried according to manufacturer instructions, not just thrown in the wash with the rest of your laundry. Instead, wash your gear in a mesh bag, like the kind you would use for delicate clothing. To dry, lay your gear out flat and away from direct sunlight, rather than have them tumbled and dried.


  1. Wear it to bed that night

Why wear compression shorts just for running when you could also wear them to bed?

This one might sound extreme, but it definitely works. Many people assume that you should only wear compression gear during and immediately after your routine to enhance your performance and recovery.

However, it’s during our nighttime sleep that our muscles repair themselves. Because compression wear aids your circulation, wearing your gear to bed can actually give your muscles more access to blood flow and repair themselves more quickly. Pro-tip: don’t wear the same ones you wore during your workout; try putting on a fresh outfit instead.

Are you ready to buy your cool compression pants to enhance your performance? Call SWEAT IT OUT® COOL COMPRESSION® today at 1-800-343-8960.