Many athletes find massive amounts of benefit from wearing compression garments during practice and competitive performance. From long-distance running to basketball and so many more sports, compression garments have made their way into the forefront of athletic apparel in the last handful of years.
But why don’t we see disc golfers cashing in on this ability to improve their recovery time, boost their performance, and stay more comfortable during rounds? Perhaps people simply don’t know about the amazing benefits that compression garments bring – but we’re here to change that! Get ready to conquer your rounds, keep your body rockin’, and even look cool while doing it.
What Is A Compression Garment?
Typically made from a combination of polyester and spandex, a compression garment is designed to be movable, breathable, and fits rather snuggly. It’s important to keep in mind that these types of items, whether it’s a shirt, shorts, or even socks, should allow you to move comfortably and not feel like it’s squeezing you half to death.
The uses of a compression garment vary widely, but many athletes find that wearing them during both training and competition increases the benefits they experience. At DUDE, we offer a full compression shirt with long sleeves called Tech Arms. It’s slightly looser fitting than your average compression garment and is stylish enough to wear alone or underneath a short-sleeved shirt.
One of the primary reasons that athletes choose to wear this type of item is that it helps to keep your body functioning at a top level. Some of the benefits include:
- Regulating your body temperature: Imagine playing during a cold day and needing to layer to keep yourself warm. The addition of a compression garment will go a long way in doing this with a rather thin layer of material.
- Protecting your body: Not only do many compression garments offer a barrier between your skin and the sun’s harmful UV rays, but they can also withstand minor bumps and scrapes. The next time you’re in the rough, you won’t have to worry about getting your arms torn up if you’re wearing Tech Arms.
- Better circulation and recovery: This is perhaps the cream of the crop when it comes to the benefits of compression garments. The tight nature of the item helps to increase blood flow to your limbs and aids sore muscles in healing that much faster.
Investing In Your 2018 Season
When you really think about it, wearing compression garments can dramatically improve your game far beyond the time you’re actually wearing them. Studies in the Muscle, Ligaments, and Tendons Journal show that due to improved recovery times and the ability for your body to warm up better, you can actually stay healthier when you’re active.
Think for a moment how you might treat your body during a round of disc golf if you’re adequately prepared, having stretched before your first throw and feeling like your body is comfortable and alive. Contrast that to the way your muscles might feel if they’re tight and sore from the day before. If your arms, core, and back aren’t covered by a compression garment like Tech Arms, you run a higher risk of injury and having to sit out for part of the season.
Have you tried Tech Arms during a round of disc golf? Let us know what kind of difference it made for you in the comments below!