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Train with pain. Push past the pain. No pain, no gain. If you are a runner, you have heard these sayings and many more and no doubt about it, all runners experience pain and fatigue. It just comes with the territory. But there is something you can do that will ease sore calf muscles and help you run better and feel better.
Surely by now you have seen people at races, running events, or just on their daily run that are wearing compression calf sleeves. If you have ever asked yourself why, the answer can be summed up in one word, better. That is, compression calf sleeves will help you run better and feel better. And now, in addition to its standard compression calf sleeves, Uvoider has a higher level of compression line of calf sleeves called the More Support™ Series that offers two levels of compression, 15-20 mmHg and 20-30 mmHg.
It is actually quite easy to understand how compression calf sleeves work. It's all about oxygen. By way of high level description of the process, the heart pumps blood that in essence is pushed out through arteries and veins to the extremities of our bodies. The pushed out blood contains oxygen and nutrients which are used by our cells. After use by cells, the blood that comes back to the heart along with lactic acid and waste products gets reoxygenated from the lungs and the process continually repeats itself. The more oxygen that the cells have, the better they will perform and recover. Conversely, cells will perform less well if they have less oxygen. Also, the lactic acid and waste products that are produced when muscles are used need to be removed and return to the heart. If not, muscle soreness and fatigue set in and the muscle's ability to perform is degraded. So, as you are running, your muscles are continuously working, supporting your weight and movements, and absorbing continually pounding and vibrations as your feet hit the ground, a ground that is usually concrete or hard pavement. Enter compression. Compression wear such as calf sleeves provide compression and support to your calf muscles that counteract the effects of continued muscle exertion. The compression promotes better blood and circulation which is beneficial in two ways. First, better blood flow means better oxygenation of the blood which the cells need to perform and recover. And second, better blood flow prevents the build up of fluids that can lead to swelling and pain. This all means better performance and faster recovery.
If you are wearing Uvoider Compression Calf Sleeves - More Support™ Series, you don't ever want to run again without them. And if you aren't wearing them, consider giving them a try because you don't know what you are missing. They will help you run better and feel better.