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3 Benefits of Wearing Compression Shorts

3 Benefits of Wearing Compression Shorts

Posted by Eric Grabin on

You see them everywhere, people wearing compression shorts at the gym, at the store, on a run, on a bike, or even in line at Starbucks. Compression shorts are skin tight pants, that very much resemble underwear, and are frequently worn by athletes. If you think people that wear compression shorts are wearing them only as a fashion statement or a gimmick, you'll need to try a pair for yourself. Compression shorts (compression clothing in general) have become popular in the sports gear industry because of the many benefits they provide athletes.

Compression Shorts Help Support Your Muscles & Joints

Any part of your body that is covered by Enerskin’s compression shorts will support the surrounding muscles in your legs and hips, thanks to our state-of-the-art compression fabric. With the added support, your muscular motions (oscillation) are limited during running strides optimizing your movements with greater efficiency, as stated in a research conducted by the "International Journal of Sports Medicine." Why is limited oscillation good? By limiting your legs oscillation during physical activity, your body conserves energy as opposed to expelling it, increasing the duration of exercise. Additionally, the Journal of Sports Sciences found that athletes wearing compression shorts during 60-meter sprints experienced reduced their flexion angle, which aids the runner’s form and overall time. If you're a volleyball, football or basketball player, another study reported decreased muscle oscillation with vertical jump landings; whereas landing after a jump is categorized in the top cause for torn ACL's, simply wearing compression shorts can avoid the injury all together.

Compression Shorts Provide Stability & Control

With the high-quality compression fabric unique to Enerskin, any athlete that sprints will notice a significant difference in support when controlling their hamstrings at the end of a swing motion. Enerskin's Compression Shorts provide immediate assistance with flexion and extension torque during sprinting. With our Compression Shorts you have more support and control over your muscles as segment of our taping system runs down the middle of your hamstrings for added stability and control.

Compression Shorts Help Prevent Injuries

You're probably thinking, "a piece of fabric can't prevent an injury" Enerskin Compression shorts won't prevent an injury from happening, but they can help prevent potential injuries from keeping you on the sideline. Compression shorts improve blood circulation and reduce fatigue throughout your workout and optimize your oxygen intake. Studies have shown a lower aerobic energy usage and an increased amount of lactate retained in the muscles, reducing its entry into your bloodstream which causes the soreness/burn you feel during exercise.

According to a book written by Margaret Estivalet and Pierre Brisson, compression shorts delay muscle soreness by compressing the muscle tissue enough so reduce damage, which accelerates the recovery phase. Additionally, compression shorts help to reduce impact force to your muscles and joints. This is vital to older athletes that may have hip problems caused by hip-pointers, misaligned gait patterns, osteoarthritis, weak bones and so forth.


Compression shorts have helped athletes in many different ways that make it hard for you to ignore their benefit. Compression shorts support your surrounding muscles and joints by reducing the amount of muscle oscillation and optimize energy consumption. The level of support and stability from compression shorts will help increase your performance by increasing your blood circulation. And what better way to feel confident in your body than by preventing the likeliness of an injury? Compression shorts reduce the level of soreness you feel from lactate during and after your workout; therefore, increasing your performance duration and decreasing recovery phase. With all these benefits, we suggest you take care of your body with Enerskin Compression shorts.


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