GUÍA DE SUJECIÓN MUSCULAR: MEJORA TU CARRERA CON LA COMPRESIÓN

Si alguna vez has notado una sensación de escozor en tus músculos y no has podido continuar la carrera, ya conoces la fatiga de primera mano. Esta introducción a la colección Muscle Support explica cómo las prendas de compresión te ayudan a correr más y mejor.

WPOR QUÉ SE CANSAN TUS MÚSCULOS

Todos hemos llegado a un punto en la carrera en el que el corazón late con fuerza y los músculos, agotados, te piden que pares o reduzcas el ritmo. ¿A qué se debe esto?

La respuesta es el déficit de oxígeno.Cuando haces ejercicio, el oxígeno proporciona combustible a los músculos, impulsándote a correr más distancia y más rápido hasta llegar a la meta.El déficit de oxígeno genera ácido láctico, provocando esa sensación de escozor y cansancio que todo corredor ha experimentado en algún momento.

  • Otro elemento a tener en cuenta es el corazón; a mayor distancia y dificultad de la carrera, mayor número de latidos. De nuevo, el oxígeno es la explicación a esta situación:
  • La sangre fluye a través de los pulmones, recoge el oxígeno y lo transporta a los músculos (sangre oxigenada).
  • El corazón bombea la sangre oxigenada a los músculos, deja el oxígeno que tus músculos necesitan y recoge el ácido láctico residual.
  • La sangre, ahora desoxigenada, vuelve al corazón a través de las venas y se inicia el proceso de nuevo.

Para reducir el cansancio y la fatiga, tu cuerpo debe distribuir el oxígeno de forma más eficiente. Además, la sangre desoxigenada debe volver al corazón y eliminar el ácido láctico de tus músculos lo antes posible.

Descubre las ventajas de las prendas de compression.

Muscle Support Guide: Run Further with Compression

CÓMO FUNCIONAN LAS PRENDAS DE COMPRESIÓN

Las prendas de compresión están graduadas y ejercen presión sobre los músculos más alejados del corazón.Pongamos las mallas de compresión como ejemplo.

Son más ceñidas en la región del tobillo que en la rodilla, apretando los músculos de la pantorrilla y facilitando el transporte de la sangre desoxigenada de las piernas al corazón a través de las venas.

Esto te permite:

  • Correr más distancia, gracias al incremento del nivel de oxígeno en la sangre.
  • Recuperarte con mayor rapidez; el ácido láctico se elimina más rápidamente, reduciendo el dolor muscular.

Muscle Support Guide: Run Further with Compression

HEAD-TO-TOE – HOW ASICS CLOTHING USES COMPRESSION

The ASICS Muscle Support range is designed specifically for running and targets key areas to reduce muscle vibration and improve your posture.

Take a look at how some of our Muscle Support clothing works:

COMPRESSION RUNNING TIGHTS

What are compression running tights and how do they help? Compression running tights provide more than just warmth. They apply a healthy squeeze to the leg muscles that need it the most, namely the quads, the glutes and the muscles around the knees. That pressure helps to squeeze blood away from your legs and back to your heart, while also cutting down on muscle vibration to improve running efficiency and providing additional support for weakened areas such as the knees. 

COMPRESSION RUNNING TOPS

Compression running tops work to adjust your posture, opening up the chest and allowing you to take in more oxygen to feed your muscles. They provide core support for the stomach, sides and lower back on long runs and help to reduce muscle oscillation and cramping.

COMPRESSION CALF SLEEVES

Calf sleeves are ideal for when it’s too hot for full-length tights. They help to increase the circulation of deoxygenated blood from your calf muscles back to the heart.

COMPRESSION CALF SUPPORT

Compression calf supports provide additional support for your calf muscles to reduce vibration so they can work more efficiently and recover more quickly.

COMPRESSION RUNNING SOCKS

Compression running socks provide pressure from the ankle to the calf to increase blood flow and reduce muscle vibration caused by the impact during your run. That helps them to work more efficiently.

RECOVERY SOCKS

These can be worn all day and are made of a special CELLIANT™ material that promotes healthy blood flow and oxygen levels. They also provide compression to help your muscles recover more quickly.

WHAT SIZE RUNNING TIGHTS SHOULD I BUY?

Compression running tights must be a snug fit to work effectively, but they should not be so tight that they restrict your circulation, as that will severely hamper your performance. Compression running tights must also be comfortable and allow complete freedom of movement.

So, how tight is too tight? When buying compression running tights and compression running tops, it’s not necessary to buy a smaller size than you’d usually wear. We have already factored in the need for a tighter profile when sizing our Muscle Support products. There is a size guide when you click on each of our products to help you find the right fit.

ARE COMPRESSION RUNNING TIGHTS WORTH IT?

Compression running tights and tops are worn by a wide variety of professional and amateur athletes to help them train, compete and recover. These are some of the main reasons why compression clothing is considered to be an important part of their equipment.

  • STABILITY

Compression clothing applies pressure to the muscles, providing extra support that reduces vibration and damage during exercise. This can help to reduce muscle pain during and after exercise.

  • REDUCED MUSCLE SORENESS

By increasing the flow of oxygenated blood to the muscles after exercise, compression running tights, tops and socks can help to reduce water retention and swelling that may cause discomfort and soreness. The extra blood flow also flushes out harmful by-products of exercise, such as lactic acid, more quickly.

  • MUSCLE REPAIR

Strenuous exercise stretches and damages the muscles, which is what causes the soreness you often feel after a workout. By increasing the flow of oxygenated blood to the muscles, compression wear can help them repair more quickly so you’re ready for your next training session.

Take a look at our range of running clothing for men and women and order ASICS compression wear online.