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Compression wear became all the rage starting in 2010, and with good reason. It has been shown through scientific research that compression of muscles in certain areas does in fact lead to improved sports performance, and in another application, compression is known to facilitate post workout recovery. The thing is, this knowledge isn't new at all Dupont was the first company to do research in this area, and they created Lycra sportswear specifically for athletes knowing that muscle compression results in less energy wasted, by controlling muscles from jiggling around. Well, that's not the scientific term, but you get the idea. In fact, Dupont manufactured compression shorts which were worn under bicycling shorts in order to stabilize the quads, hamstrings, and glut muscles during cycling back in the mid-80s. You may recall that in the Olympic Games in the late 80s and leading into the 90s, athletes for the first time were seen at track and field events as well as events like luge and bobsled wearing skintight clothing. Yes, it looked sleek, and there were aerodynamic benefits, but the real science going on was muscular compression for enhanced athletic performance. One of the most popular pieces of compression clothing is calf sleeves, which are worn from just above the ankle to just below the knee. Though, some versions have hooks that go under the heel. Runners have created a fad wearing these, believing that they run with less exertion and with less chance of developing an injury by wearing this compression wear. However, much research has been done on that specific item, and the results are inconclusive. At Hawaii Ironman, the triathlon world championships, fully 30% of all entrants were wearing calf sleeves in a recent competition. Now, compression of the torso and upper leg region has been proven to be beneficial for long-distance cycling. As well, the benefits of compression wear for recovery has been proven, so wearing proper fitting compression clothing after hard workouts or on airplane flights has real benefits to your body. Compression wear is remarkably expensive, so be prepared for sticker shock. There are even companies out there which will ask you to send in multiple leg measurements and will then create custom tapered compression leggings, using specific gradation of compression in the material in key areas based on your exact body measurements. If nothing else, consider using compression wear for post workout recovery, since there seems to be the strongest consensus in the scientific and sports community about that application.

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Capo Active 12 Compression Sock
Capo Active 12 Compression Sock
$19.99
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World Jersey Black Bute Porter Men XL
World Jersey Black Bute Porter Men XL
$43.25
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Ultracycle 20X1-3/8 Tube SV
Ultracycle 20X1-3/8 Tube SV
$7.59
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Ultracycle 20X1-3/8 Tube PV
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$7.59
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Ultracycle 16X1.5-1.75 Tube SV
Ultracycle 16X1.5-1.75 Tube SV
$7.19
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2XU Womens Compression Tights
2XU Womens Compression Tights
$59.99
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Wheel Master Rear 20x2.125 MX 105G Freewheel
Wheel Master Rear 20x2.125 MX 105G Freewheel
$21.75
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Wheel Master Spokes w/M Pro SS 244 14G-75 Box Black
Wheel Master Spokes w/M Pro SS 244 14G-75 Box Black
$31.75
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Sunlite Tubes 10x2 Scooter Angle Valve
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$7.79
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Sunlite Tubes 26x1.50-1.95 PV 48mm
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$9.09
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Sunlite Light Front HL-L535 5-LED White
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$11.19
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Barbarianz Light Front Phantasma DE OJOS
Barbarianz Light Front Phantasma DE OJOS
$15.19
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Velo Geltech Saddle Pad X-Large.BK
Velo Geltech Saddle Pad X-Large.BK
$16.95
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Sunlite Tubes 24x1.90-2.35 SV
Sunlite Tubes 24x1.90-2.35 SV
$4.49
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Ultracycle 20X1-1/8 Tube PV
Ultracycle 20X1-1/8 Tube PV
$7.39
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Kroozie Cup Holder Blue
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$17.75
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Saris Parking Rack Graber 6207 60inPARKS 5 BIK
Saris Parking Rack Graber 6207 60inPARKS 5 BIK
$598.95
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Sunlite Tool Tire Levers Steel 3/SET
Sunlite Tool Tire Levers Steel 3/SET
$3.89
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Velo Geltech Saddle Pad MTN Black
Velo Geltech Saddle Pad MTN Black
$14.09
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Straitline Seat Clamp 31.8 Red
Straitline Seat Clamp 31.8 Red
$24.75
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Alite 40 15 Team Red 2013
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$217.25
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FSA Headset Spacer Poly White w/FSA Logo 10 Pack 1 1/8 x 5MM
FSA Headset Spacer Poly White w/FSA Logo 10 Pack 1 1/8 x 5MM
$14.89
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Sunlite Light Combo HL-L535/TL-L420 White
Sunlite Light Combo HL-L535/TL-L420 White
$15.49
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Sunrace Derailleur FDR90 BP 31.8/34.9 Double 50/56
Sunrace Derailleur FDR90 BP 31.8/34.9 Double 50/56
$28.95
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Shimano Brake Disc BR-M820 BL820 B Kit Rear
Shimano Brake Disc BR-M820 BL820 B Kit Rear
$252.25
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Ultracycle 12-1/2 X 2-1/4 Tube SV
Ultracycle 12-1/2 X 2-1/4 Tube SV
$7.19
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Origin8 Bottle Cage Fiber-Wing Red
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$6.80
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Ultracycle 12-1/2 X 2-1/4 Tube SV TR
Ultracycle 12-1/2 X 2-1/4 Tube SV TR
$9.09
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ACS FW Single Crossfire 13T 3/32 Gunmeta
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$21.50
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Wheel Master Rear 700x35 Weinmann ZAC19 SL 36 Alloy FW 5/6
Wheel Master Rear 700x35 Weinmann ZAC19 SL 36 Alloy FW 5/6
$31.75
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Sunlite Light Valve Stubs RD/YL/BU
Sunlite Light Valve Stubs RD/YL/BU
$5.19
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Ultracycle 16X1.5-1.75 Tube SV TR
Ultracycle 16X1.5-1.75 Tube SV TR
$9.29
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Ultracycle 16X1.90-2.125 Tube SV TR
Ultracycle 16X1.90-2.125 Tube SV TR
$9.69
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Sun Bicycles Chainguard Deco Version 2 Silver
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$12.95
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Sunlite Tires 26x1.95 Black/Black Skinwall K847 Police
Sunlite Tires 26x1.95 Black/Black Skinwall K847 Police
$14.50
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Hydrapak Reservoir 70 OZ Reversible Shape-Shift Complete
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$26.95
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Sunlite Tubes 20x1.35-1.50 (406x37) SV
Sunlite Tubes 20x1.35-1.50 (406x37) SV
$3.69
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Kenda Tire 12x-1/2x2-1/4 K841 Black/Charcoal
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$7.79
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Clockwork Gears Clothing T-shirt Cycle Fish Ladies Small H
Clockwork Gears Clothing T-shirt Cycle Fish Ladies Small H
$22.95
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Straitline Seat Clamp 31.8 BLE
Straitline Seat Clamp 31.8 BLE
$27.25
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Velocity Rim Alloy 700 Deep-V 32 C-Red Non-Machined Sidewall
Velocity Rim Alloy 700 Deep-V 32 C-Red Non-Machined Sidewall
$65.75
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Wheel Master PR 700 OR8 42mm GD Non-Machined Sidewall 32 OR8 FX/FX
Wheel Master PR 700 OR8 42mm GD Non-Machined Sidewall 32 OR8 FX/FX
$114.50
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Pedro's Chain Keeper Tool
Pedro's Chain Keeper Tool
$15.00
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McDavid Compression Calf Sleeve
McDavid Compression Calf Sleeve
$20.99
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2XU Recovery Compression Calf Sleeve
$29.55
At: Tri Village  
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2XU Recovery Compression Arm Sleeve
$29.57
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2XU Men's Compression Race Sock
2XU Men's Compression Race Sock
$29.99
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CEP Women's AllSports Compression Leg Sleeves
CEP Women's AllSports Compression Leg Sleeves
$29.99
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2XU Performance Run Compression Calf Sleeve
$31.47
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CEP Compression Socks & Sleeves
$35.99
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2XU Elite Race Compression Sock - Men's
$38.48
At: Tri Village  
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2XU Elite Compression Sock - Women's
$39.87
At: Tri Village  
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2XU PWX Flex Compression Short - Women's
$42.54
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2XU 24/7 Compression Sock - Womens
2XU 24/7 Compression Sock - Womens
$44.95
At: Paragon Sports  
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2XU 24/7 Compression Sock - Mens
2XU 24/7 Compression Sock - Mens
$44.95
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2XU Men's Compression Perf Run Socks
2XU Men's Compression Perf Run Socks
$44.95
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2XU Compression Calf Sleeve
2XU Compression Calf Sleeve
$44.95
At: Paragon Sports  
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2XU Compression Recovery Arm Sleeves
2XU Compression Recovery Arm Sleeves
$44.95
At: Paragon Sports  
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2XU Compression Recovery Sock - Womens
2XU Compression Recovery Sock - Womens
$49.95
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2XU Compression Race Sock
2XU Compression Race Sock
$49.95
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2XU Compression Performance Run Sock - Mens
2XU Compression Performance Run Sock - Mens
$49.95
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2XU Compression Performance Run Sock - Womens
2XU Compression Performance Run Sock - Womens
$49.95
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2XU Compression Recovery Sock - Mens
2XU Compression Recovery Sock - Mens
$49.95
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2XU Striped Run Compression Socks - Mens
2XU Striped Run Compression Socks - Mens
$49.95
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2XU Women's Compression Perf Run Socks
2XU Women's Compression Perf Run Socks
$49.95
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2XU Hyoptik Compression Socks - Womens
2XU Hyoptik Compression Socks - Womens
$54.95
At: Paragon Sports  
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2XU Hyoptik Compression Socks - Mens
2XU Hyoptik Compression Socks - Mens
$54.95
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2XU Elite MCS Compression Calf Guards
2XU Elite MCS Compression Calf Guards
$59.95
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2XU Compression Triathlon Short - Women's
2XU Compression Triathlon Short - Women's
$61.73
At: Tri Village  
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2XU Women's Thermal Compression Tights
2XU Women's Thermal Compression Tights
$69.99
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Salsa Woodchipper 2 Handlebar
Salsa Woodchipper 2 Handlebar
$74.99
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2XU Women's Elite Compression Tights
2XU Women's Elite Compression Tights
$79.99
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2XU Compression Socks, Sleeves & Shoes
$84.95
At: Tri Sports  
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2XU PWX Flex Compression Tight - Women's
$87.95
At: Tri Village  
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2XU Men's Compression Tights
2XU Men's Compression Tights
$99.99
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2XU Recovery Compression Tight - Women's
2XU Recovery Compression Tight - Women's
$111.97
At: Tri Village  
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2XU Perform Compression Triathlon Short - Men's
$119.95
At: Tri Village  
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