Friday, November 18, 2011

Pro Compression Athletic Performance Socks Review

I have a new love! I love my new Pro Compression Athletic Performance socks!

I've had them now for several weeks and I've been wearing them religiously...every cardio workout! Not only are they cute, they make me feel like I can go for hours..(:

Eric at Pro Compression sent me 3 styles to try. And honestly, I love all of them!

My favorites are these~ the Limited Edition "MJ Endurance." These *Stars* were inspired and designed by Olympic Silver Medalist and Ironman Hawaii world champion Michellie Jones.

 This style is the Marathon Lite. It is the lightest weight, graduated compression sock available.

Eric also sent me two pair of the Trainer Low style. I like wearing these. To work, shopping, or just around the house. 

Why compression?
Doctors will often prescribe compression footwear for patients who have poor circulation in their legs and feet. The compression footwear applies squeezing action to the legs and encourages better, faster circulation.

The same principle applies to compression running socks, and has been found to be of special benefit to the long distance runner. The repetitive movement of the runner's legs applies outward force to the blood, or pressure towards the ends of the feet. This discourages blood flow back to the heart and lungs, which in turn affects the rate of oxygenated blood carried back to the legs. By squeezing the legs around the ankles and calves, the blood is helped to circulate through the legs and feet more efficiently.

While it hasn't been confirmed whether compression socks actually improve oxygen consumption efficiency, there are a number of other benefits that runners have reported:

*Reduced distraction ~ the socks don't slide down your legs or slip and twist during the run, which also helps to reduce the formation of blisters
*Reduced muscle fatigue and pain
*Reduced development of shin splints by helping to hold the muscles in place
*Improved sense of balance
*Faster lactate recovery rate after a run.

Keep in mind that compression socks will not instantly transform you into a great athlete. But they do make a noticeable difference and can help you get a little bit more out of your workout and aid your performance.  By helping flush the lactic acid from your muscles, you’ll experience a faster recovery time, too. 

I highly recommend Pro Compression Athletic Performance Socks!! Check out their website here. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Thanks again Eric and Pro Compression for the opportunity to try your fabulous products! 

**Note the opinions in this post are my own. I was given product to use and review and was not paid for this.


TX Runner Mom said...

Great review, I have been wanting to try some compression socks and this may make me get out and finally buy them!

Yo Momma Runs said...

Thanks for the review! Saw these on sale today on shwaggle, and I found your review. Looks like I need a pair. Love the stars!

Carlee said...

I've had great experiences with compression socks. I've never tried this brand; thanks for a great review!

Serenity Love Sincere Peace Earth said...

I want to try these too, but the $30 price tag for 1 pair is holding me back. Question... Can you use the compression socks that heart patients are given? My mother has a bunch of those and insurance can pay for them?