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COMPRESSION EXPLAINED

LINEBREAK Compression Explained

Here's a brief explanation of how compression works. Applying graded compression to working muscles improves blood circulation and that has many benefits.

LINEBREAK compression gets oxygen-rich blood from your heart to your muscles faster which means they perform better. Getting fresh blood into the muscle means getting nasty by-products out, for example- lactic acid. This is one-way compression Improves your Performance.

So now you’ve got working muscles getting fresh blood supplied for better performance! But what about Recovery? Again, getting oxygen-rich blood to tired muscles is the key. Like a massage, LINEBREAK compression promotes better blood flow to traumatised muscles. Better blood flow means faster and more effective recovery to the muscle cells. It’s recommended they be worn for a couple of hours after exercise for maximum benefit.

Besides circulation, LINEBREAK compression can reduce your risk of injury and extend your endurance by supporting your muscles.

Visualise a super-slow-mo video of a runner’s foot striking the ground. Imagine the downward shockwave through the thigh followed by a reverberation of the shock as the quad bounces back up. All this violence causes the muscle fibres to tear. Don’t panic, this is the natural degradation of muscles that lead to fatigue. What LINEBREAK compression does is to act like a firm set of hands gently holding the muscle in place to reduce the shock. The better you can do that, the less damage you cause and the longer you can go for. Also, you will have caused less damage to recover from. This benefit applies to all working muscles and isn’t limited to just legs.

As if all that wasn’t reason enough, LINEBREAK garments also Control Your Body Temperature in hot and cold conditions. When you sweat in the heat, our fabric draws the sweat to the surface of the garment and spreads it over the entire garment to increase your evaporation surface area. The bigger that area is, the more efficiently you’ll be cooled (a bit like having a cool flannel over you on a hot night). In the cold, this evaporation means you’ll dry quickly if you sweat and when you’re dry, the undergarment helps keep your warmth in. Besides being comfortable, a regulated body temperature conserves energy for your sport - energy that would have otherwise been used fighting temperature fluctuations.

So there you have it - PERFORM. PROTECT. RECOVER.

Muscle Sense is the brain's ability to know where our muscles are and what they are doing.

Our LINEBREAK garments offer natural movement. With our technically structured compression design that can help reduce the risk of injury, LINEBREAK compression returns to its original shape with the stress your body puts it under.

LINEBREAK compression supports your key muscles to reduce micro-tearing. Reducing movement and focusing direction, the seams on LINEBREAK are placed strategically to offer muscle support. This promotes proprioception. (When training, the proprioceptive sense can be sharpened through study of many disciplines. Examples are, reaction times and efficient movement).

The results of this are:

  • A reduction of vibration in your muscles
  • A reduction in soft tissue damage
  • A reduction of soreness after exercise
  • A reduced risk of muscular injury when fatigued

Warp knitting is the use of multiple yarns for superior fit and performance.

Warp knit fabrics don't have a natural stretch. The use of spandex makes sure the content of elasticity, helps control the compression for the ultimate performance.

Warp knitting a compression product is superior to using circular knit which has natural stretch. It makes it hard to maintain the correct level of compression. Circular knit fabrics don't offer the same structure and durability, they may potentially run if caught. Many yarns are used for warp knitting to offer a stronger fabric. Warp knit offers moisture management, this feature runs through the loops of the garment.

Sweat is your body's way of regulating your body temperature. Moisture wicking is in all of our LINEBREAK garments. Moisture wicking means, sweat is drawn away from your skin, so you stay dry, allows breathability. This process allows your body to regulate its temperature normally.

Linebreak compression fabrics have a UV protection of 30+, protection from the sun is important, please note this is not the same on the mesh paneling of our garments. We encourage you to slip/slop/slap!

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