I have tried practically every brand of compression on the market and nothing compares to my Zensah sleeves!
They are ultra lightweight, soft and feel great against the skin - not too tight, just the right amount of support. They are also moisture wicking and anti-odor so they will stand up against the toughest conditions...they also come in amazing designs/colors/patterns.
Here are some reasons why wearing compression both during and after runs/intense workouts is so beneficial:
Enhanced blood circulation as a result of improved venous return. This means that deoxygenated blood goes back to the heart faster to improve blood flow of oxygen-rich blood back to the body.
Faster recovery following strenuous exercise by aiding in the removal of blood lactate through improved circulation.
Enhanced warm-up via increased skin temperature.
Reduced muscle oscillation and vibration upon ground contact, providing stability to the muscle to help prevent micro-trauma, resulting in a faster and easier recovery.
Reduced effects of delayed onset muscle soreness in the days following strenuous exercise through alleviating swelling and inflammation.
Increased muscle support, which increases performance through improved muscle efficiency.
Improved leg power and vertical jump power through enhanced proprioception.
I always wear my Zensah's on the plane when flying after races or flying after a long training run. Talk about recovery in style!