The most important thing about being an “all-star athlete” is having a high level of comfort while performing. After playing basketball for almost 12 years, I can honetly say that is a true statement. A uniform does not only consist of the outer gear that is most noticeable; in fact, the most important part of the uniform is found under the initial set of garments. Compression shorts in particular.
Compression shorts are worn under the shorts or pants of the athlete. When these shorts are worn they accomplish many things that people often take for granted or are just simply unaware of. They improve comfort level, prevent injuries, and enhance performance to name a few.
First let’s address comfort level. Playing sports, or being active in general, require a lot of movement. If the right “undies” are not worn then everything underneath the initial uniform slides dramatically anywhere and everywhere possible. These frequent movements have the capabilities of making one feel very uncomfortable. Thankfully, the athletic compression shorts, also known as athletic tights, were designed and they are indeed a problem solver for this particular situation. When the compression shorts are worn, a firm grip applies pressure to the lower body. Also, note that the right amount of pressure is evenly applied because of the special material the shorts are made of. This grip makes it impossible for any type of loose movement to occur, which in most cases is a relief.
Compression shorts are also known to prevent upper leg injuries, mainly the larger muscle groups. They increase blood circulation and also trap heat inside of the shorts. This feature allows the muslcles to stay warm and active when you’re not moving. Personally, I can say this is one of the best qualities of compression shorts because allowing your muscles to cool down while resting is not a good feeling when it comes time to play again. This is an easy way to pull quads and hamstrings. These shorts are also good for absorbing contact. They are made with small cushioned pads on the outsides that shield the large muscles, so if they are hit the pain will be minimized.
Perspiration is also a big issue when being active. The material also absorbs sweat so the sweat doesn’t stick to the athlete. The material allows you to sweat in order to maintain a balanced temperature within your body, and at the same time give you a comfortable dry feeling of fabric on your skin. This should always be a plus factor.
Some studies show that athletes perform better when wearing athletic compression shorts. All the qualities that the shorts are capable of having can vouch for the previous statement. These shorts can be found in all athletic apparel stores. The colors vary to match all school colors. Coordination and style is also very important in athletics.
Athletic compression shorts can play a big part in an athlete’s performance. In addition to compression shorts, there are other apparels, such as shirts and socks, that enhance other parts of the body.
In conclusion, the missing link for you becoming an “all-star athlete” could simply be the purchase of a pair of athletic compression shorts. I love being the best don’t you?