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Guide to Choosing CW-X Compression Wear for Optimal Performance

What is compression wear exactly? It’s those tight sport shorts, leggings and sleeves you’ve most likely been seeing in your pilates or spin classes. Compression wear is a niche in sportswear, trending for its ability to enhance workout performance and recovery.

CW-X stands at the forefront of innovation in sports apparel, selling men's and women’s compression workout gear. Our compression wear is popular amongst a diverse audience ranging from beginner yogis to seasoned obstacle course runners. Here’s why and how you can benefit from compression gear today.


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The Science of Compression

Compression is essential for healing soft-tissue injuries and protecting those muscles. That’s because the pressure reduces inflammation in the targeted area, improves blood circulation and reduces muscle fatigue. It helps in the efficient removal of lactic acid from muscles and reduces muscle oscillation. This means, when you’re wearing your compression gear during an intense workout in the gym or outdoors, you’re also supporting, protecting and healing your muscles.


Finding Your Perfect Fit: The Key to Compression Benefits

Wearing the right size compression wear is as important as wearing the right size shoe. In either scenario, if you get the size wrong, you’ll immediately feel it. Compression wear should feel comfortable and not feel too restrictive. Always consult a size chart before purchasing compression wear when available. CW-X offers a sizing guide when shopping for our products, so you always get the perfect fit. If you're between sizes, tighter fitting compression wear can have increased benefits, whereas looser compression wear increases range of motion and comfort. Go with your preference.


Beyond the Basics: Material and Tech Innovations

Not all compression wear is created equally. Choose the best compression gear based on the material and technology that goes into its composition. CW-X’s patented CW-X EXO WEB™ highly effective technology provides support and stability without restricting your body's range of motion. Our compression gear mimics kinesiology-taping techniques that trainers apply to injured muscles. Your muscles and joints move easier when you wear CW-X compression gear with our patented design and specialized compression fabric. CW-X makes it possible to finally workout with total confidence and comfort.


Activity-Specific Selection: Leggings, Shorts, Sports Bras, and Knee Sleeves

In order to receive the optimal benefits from your compression wear, you’ll want to select the size that’s right for you. Comfort should not be compromised for functionality in our books. That’s why CW-X is merging the best of both worlds.

The tech-savvy aspects in compression wear is what so many athletes find so appealing. Its moisture-wicking fabrics, UV protection properties are among some of the favored features. Here’s your guide on choosing between leggings, sports shorts, sports bras, and knee sleeves based on your sport of choice (e.g., yoga, running, weightlifting).

Best Activities for Compression Leggings

  • Running
  • Weight training
  • HIIT
  • OCR
  • Skiing - Base Layer
  • Yoga

Best Activities for Compression Shorts

  • Running
  • Weight Training
  • HITT
  • OCR
  • Golf
  • Pickleball / Tennis / Golf
  • Yoga

 Best Activities for Compression Sports Bras

  • Running
  • Weight Training
  • HITT
  • OCR
  • Yoga

Best Activities for Compression Knee Sleeves

  • Running
  • Weight Training
  • Hiking
  • Basketball


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CW-X Compression Gear: The Perfect Companion for Cross-Training

Compression wear works its magic by applying steady pressure to the body. It improves blood circulation which contributes to enhanced performance and wellbeing. Other benefits of wearing compression gear include increased oxygen delivered to the muscles, reduced muscle fatigue, and minimized muscle oscillation. These benefits improve performance and reduce discomfort both during and after your workout.


Understanding Compression Technology: How It Works

Compression technology isn’t all that new. It's been around for over three decades and is something that’s been studied in sports science to heal injury and improve athletic performance. One of the first studies published in the National Library of Medicine dates back to over 30 years ago, in 1987. Compression gear applies gradual pressure to the muscle, delivering oxygen to the blood while simultaneously returning venous blood back to the heart. This helps remove waste from the muscle, and supplies the muscle with nutrients. Both, in turn, improve muscle function and recovery.


The Benefits of Improved Circulation and Muscle Supports

Improved circulation includes supplying the muscle tissue with fresh oxygen. This fresh supply will prevent the muscles from early onset of fatigue. Compression wear also supports the muscle, preventing muscle oscillation. Muscle oscillation is another contributing factor to muscle fatigue. Delaying fatigue means athletes have the ability to workout for longer and harder, if desired.

Improved circulation also helps reduce and prevent inflammation during a workout. Inflammation causes a reaction in the body where the muscle cells become less efficient at producing energy. Inflammation can also cause the muscles to feel sore and stiff after a workout. Compression wear can reduce this discomfort both during and after a workout.


Compression Wear in Action: Support for Your Every Move

Compression wear by CW-X is designed to move with you during your low or high-impact workout. CW-X Compression Gear products are designed to aid your body through the 3 phases of your muscles’ conditioning cycle.

We want to be with you during every step of your workout. Here’s how it works its magic:

  • PRE-WORKOUT: CW-X compression gear helps prevent muscle strain during your warm up, before higher intensity exercise. This way, you can prevent soreness, or injury in advance, as you’re getting ready for your triathlon or weightlifting regimen.
  • PEAK-WORKOUT: Maximize muscle support and stability during peak training time, which inturn, can improve your athletic performance and help extend your training time.
  • POST-WORKOUT: Enhanced blood circulation and oxygenation will reduce muscle fatigue and distress. This can accelerate your body’s recovery after intense training. This way you can get right back to your exercise routine the following day.


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Function vs. Fashion

CW-X merges technology with style, so that our athletes don’t have to sacrifice style for functionality. You can wear the CW-X Stabilyx Joint Support Compression Tights all day, even when you’re not exercising. If you keep your CW-X compression tights on before and after a workout, they’ll shorten your recovery time while enhancing your look.  


Blending High-Tech with High Style: The CW-X Approach

CW-X compression wear was created with strategic EXO WEB panel design and patented CW-X EXO WEB compression technology. Compression gear like the CW-X Endurance Generator Compression Short offers optimal support to muscles and joints during high endurance activity, targeting the hips, pelvis & lower back.

Did you know according to one study in the National Library of Medicine, they found in elite athletes, the lifetime prevalence of back pain was at a whooping 88.5%? Imagine what that means for the rest of us. This is where your compression short comes to the rescue. Built for complete muscle and joint compression support, CW-X’s compression clothing collection brings out your best athletic performance and shortens recovery time. This way you can feel your best… in style.


Showcasing CW-X's Innovative Designs

CW-X’s collection offers a variety of compression wear for both high-impact and low-impact sports. You can finally wear some of your favorite leggings or sports shorts as your everyday look. For instance, our CW-X Expert 3.0 Compression Tights are made with a lightweight and durable fabric. They’re comfortable and flattering as they work at supporting your joints during low impact activities. These tights feature a patented EXO-WEB support panel to map your joints to provide stability. They combine compression with the benefits of kinesiology tape - could it get any better than this? Actually it does. They also happen to be impressively slimming. So now the real question is: what can’t compression wear do?


Fashion-Forward Fitness: Elevating Workout Wardrobes

Gone are the days where compression apparel is limited to the world of sports and fitness. With its numerous benefits for both performance and style, compression clothing has been trending among a wide range of fashion-forward men and women.


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Making the Right Choice

When it comes to choosing the right compression wear, we recommend considering your workout routine, recovery needs, and style preferences. CW-X is committed to providing high-quality, technologically advanced, and fashion-forward compression wear for athletes of all levels. Whether you’re looking to wear your compression wear to run your daily errands, or for your cross-country ski excursion, your body will move with the support and comfort you need to feel fit and strong.


Tailoring Your Selection: Workout Routines and Recovery Needs

When it comes to compression wear, you’ll want to choose the right fit and cuts based on your workout routine and recovery needs. For instance, CW-X’s Stabilyx Ventilator Joint Support Compression Shorts are ideal for running and weight training, and are designed to support hips, pelvis and lower back. However, if you’re recovering from a knee injury, you’ll want to consider CW-X’s Stabilyx Joint Support 3/4 Compression Tight, which is designed for the same activities as the Stabilyx Ventilator Joint Support Compression Shorts, however, they support the knees as well. If HIIT and OCR is your workout of choice, then the Endurance Generator Joint & Muscle Support Compression Short would be the right fit for you. They’ll provide support to your hips, pelvis and lower-back muscles during your daily pilates routine.


Commitment to Excellence: The CW-X Promise

CW-X’s collection of compression clothing for women and men will give you the competitive advantage you need in training and competition. Feel the support in your muscles and joints while you sport your CW-X Compression Gear. You’ll notice the difference in your performance as you train towards your desired results.


Empowering Your Performance: Why Choose CW-X

CW-X’s patented EXO WEB technology is the result of years of expert research. Scientists at the Wacoal Human Science Research Center (WHSRC) in Kyoto, Japan, have extensively studied kinesiology, in order to understand the mechanics of joints and muscles. This study of body movement has culminated in CW-X® Compression Gear and over 15 US patents.


Biomechanical studies at the WHSRC have shown increased stability and balance during running, reduced knee impact, and reduced rate of fatigue during and after exercise. This in-depth research is what lies behind our collection of compression clothing for women and men.


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Compression wear is where fashion meets functionality. Protect your muscles and support your body by treating yourself to CW-X's wide range of compression wear from our Stabilyx High Impact Sports Bra to our Endurance Generator Joint & Muscle Support Compression Short. Our innovative and patented technology will work at enhancing blood circulation, reduce muscle fatigue and soreness, improve body temperature regulation, speed up recovery, and can improve your confidence and comfort during your workout. Talk about training intelligently!


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