The compression socks for the race are normally high, going up to the knee, and perform a compression phase, promoting increased blood circulation, muscle strength and reducing fatigue, for example. This type of sock is most suitable for those people who do long workouts and trials more burdensome, however, it is important to switch to its use, since it may decrease the capacity of adaptation of the muscle to the impacts.
Compression stockings may be recommended in cases of diseases related to blood circulation, as they improve circulation and oxygen flow. Thus, in addition to being used in racing, can be used in the prevention and treatment of diseases. See what it is for and when to use the half-compression.
What it is for and how it works
Compression stockings can be used for long runs and intense, possessing various benefits, being the main:
Increase muscle strength and endurance, reducing the risk of injury and improving performance;
Reduction of muscle fatigue;
Increased blood circulation and oxygen flow;
Accelerates the process of degradation of lactate, thus preventing the muscle becomes very sore after the workout.
The benefits of the socks happen due to the position of the elastic fibers, which are arranged lengthwise and crosswise, which makes the compression of homogeneous and prevents the muscle vibrates or oscillates too much during the exercise, since the vibrations of the impact is sent throughout the muscles, which may result in wear and tear and overloading the muscle, which can lead to the occurrence of injuries.
When not to use
Despite the many benefits and improve the performance of the athlete, the constant use of compression stockings can cause the muscle to lose its adaptive capacity and oscillating, increasing the risk of injury when the exercise is done in the other environment or the person does not use the a half, for example.
In addition, the compression socks are more expensive than the common, and may generate discomfort or heat according to your height. It is important that the half-perform a compression phase, being tighter at the ankle and a little looser at the knee, avoiding bubbles, for example.
Therefore, the compression socks for the race should be used alternately, in colder days, and, preferably, in practice or evidence long and when the body is tired or unwell.