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Compression Garments and Recovery


Compression garments have long been accepted to promote healing for acute inflammation, as well as for certain non-athletic medical conditions.  In recent years, compression garments have become more popular as a recovery tool, even before definitive evidence on their efficacy.  In this post we’ll explore the evidence on whether compression garments improve recovery, as some fairly prominent figures in the swimming world have endorsed compression for outside the pool.    Unfortunately, because there have been no studies (to my knowledge) on high level swimmers or other aquatic athletes, we’re limited to studies from other sports and from the weight room. 

For the complete post please visit HERE at Swimming Science.


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