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Get High-Quality Compression Socks at Home Gym Australia

Now that you are determined to continue working out at home, several home gym equipment needs to be purchased and invested in. what you should not forget, amidst all the expenses, is to make sure that you can safely use them during your exercise routines. Wearing compression socks, for instance, while working out is then vital to help you protect yourself from any untoward mishaps like accidents and overexertion. Let Home Gym Australia show you the reasons why getting the best compression socks is essential, the benefits that you can get from wearing them, and tips on how they should be worn during your workout.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are compression socks?
Compression socks are snug-fitting fitness accessories designed to apply a gentle squeeze onto your leg. The pressure applied onto your legs promotes better circulation of your blood from your lower limbs to the heart which in turn helps in giving your lower limbs enough oxygen and nutrients for your legs to work for you effectively. Most of the compression stockings need your doctor’s prescription and guidance on how to use them properly since you have to know what type of pressure better works for you. But there are also compression stockings available for the regular person even without the recommendations of your GP.

How do compression stockings or socks work?
Compression stockings create pressure by tightening its grip to your soles, ankles, and lower leg. There are compression socks that have the same amount of pressure applied all throughout its length, but some use increasing compressions which are appropriate for specific health conditions. When your muscles are constricted, it opens up more of your blood vessels, the highway in which your blood travels from one area of the body to the next. This allows for your blood to move freely and oxygen-rich blood with nutrients is effectively delivered to your legs. When you have sufficient oxygen and nutrients into your muscles, you won’t feel as tired and achy as you would have felt when you aren’t wearing compression socks. That’s why athletes and most gym-goers use compression stockings as fitness accessories to give them more time to workout. And you can benefit from it too.

Why should I wear compression stockings?
The improved blood circulation when wearing compression stockings, is not just limited to improved performance when working out, it has far more positive impacts on how you go about your daily life. Compression stockings are very suitable for people who always stand and sit for long periods daily. The inactivity of your leg muscles lowers the ability of your blood to circulate effectively from the legs to your heart and vice versa, which can create many complications in the long run. Standing or sitting for a long time can give sprains, varicose veins, dizziness, or light-headedness, and even hypertension. Having good quality compression socks will prevent all of these and many more.

When should I wear compression socks?
Compression socks, in our opinion, should be worn daily, since most of us spend the day either standing or sitting. We may also suffer from leg injuries which is the forte of compression socks.

You should wear compression socks when:

You sit all day at work.

Our calves are sometimes regarded as your second heart. Why is that? Well, among the parts of your body, your calves get the duty of pumping blood back to your heart. Calves are activated when it’s applied pressure on by walking or running. When you are sitting most of the day, your calves can’t function very well. That’s when CEP compression socks come in. It helps put pressure on your calves so that it can shoot your blood back up to your heart and not make you feel dizzy or tired.

You stand for long periods.

Standing has the same effects on your calves as sitting. Your calves don’t give much leg up to your blood to supply sufficient blood back to your heart. This means when standing, either you feel tired after 10 minutes, or you can’t keep your balance since there is not much oxygen getting into your legs’ muscles. This is why our health workers particularly nurses and aids, as well as retail employees, and hospitality staff need CEP compression socks to compensate on the inability of their daily activities to give back blood to their heart.

You exercise

CEP compression socks are fitness accessories that can significantly boost your exercise stamina. Since it helps you to not get exhausted quickly, your legs could still work longer for you, especially when you are doing cardio exercises. It also prevents your legs from swelling and soreness after your workout. Compression stockings might not improve your calorie burn or strengthen your muscles, but it could get you to live for another workout session.

You have a surgery or are unable to move your legs for a long time.

Compression stockings, when used after a surgery aim to reduce the swelling due to the operation, development of varicose veins, blood clotting and hasten a safe recovery. These are all possible because compression socks promote efficient blood circulation. When your lower leg receives ample oxygen and nutrients, your muscles work efficiently too. So you only have to worry about getting back on your feet again.

How do I know what type of compression stockings I should get?
Compression stockings only have 3 main classes, two of which need the prescription of your GP since they are used for medical therapies, and its usage is regulated.

Graduated compression stockings

These compression stockings have a decreasing level of compressions throughout its length. The highest intensity is at the ankles and gradually dissipates until it reaches the top. The CEP compression socks were designed for mobility and meet specific length and medical strength requirements. Graduated compression stockings are typically used by professional athletes to prevent their lower legs from swelling and reduce the pooling of blood in their legs. You need to have your GPs recommendation to get a hold of the graduated compression stockings.

Anti-embolism stockings

Anti-embolism stockings also provide gradient compression. They are specifically designed for preventing the formation of clumps of blood in your lower legs. This happens when your blood doesn’t have enough passage to go through the different areas of your leg. When your veins are too constricted, blood cannot pass through it more effectively, and some of them are clumped on one side and later on grows to impede any blood from coming in and out of that area resulting to more serious medical problems. CEP compression socks prevent this from happening.

Nonmedical support hosiery

Nonmedical support hosiery or stockings are the types of compression socks that need not any prescription from your medical doctor to be used. Some varieties have elastic support and flight socks used to relieve your tired and aching legs. Unlike the graduated and ant-embolism CEP compression socks, nonmedical hosiery’s pressure is uniform in its entire length. You can buy nonmedical compression stockings from Home Gym for Sale together with the CEP compression stockings.

What are compression shorts and tights?
Compression shorts and compression tights are among the compression wear garments that are made with spandex fibres to support your muscles and improve the circulation of blood throughout your body. They go hand in hand with your compression socks.

Compression shorts are your underwear but with a tighter fit. It will compress or squeeze your thighs and improve the circulation of blood throughout your body.

On the other hand, compression tights are an alternative if you don’t want to wear compression socks and shorts. They are like the tight fit leggings women love but much more close-fitting. They are suitable to wear when you’re doing your leg presses and some of the step aerobic exercises. Compression tights also give you a power boost for jumping and other leg power exercises.