The Best Support for Your Body on Race Day

Don’t let your body get the race day blues.  Protect your most fragile assets with the proper support.  Whether you’re training in the weight room or pounding the pavement;  a supportive bra and the right pair of compression socks are a woman’s most important piece of fitness equipment.  Wearing the proper protection can prevent tears in tissue and other aches and pains.  Lets be honest our chest is made of fat tissue that is plastered to our upper body.  Without a good sports bra to balance the weight and keep everything in sorts the damage could be extreme.  Runners can also be plagued with leg fatigue, leg swelling, and an increase in the formation of blood clots without the proper leg support of a quality compression sock.

Now lets break it down:

A sports bra should provide ample support, breathable fabric, and a comfortable fit.

logoWith Swinn Exhibits Sports Bra’s you won’t have to look any further.  The creators have searched high and low and use only the  best materials that provide the ultimate support.  Each compression style sports bra is made with:

  • 1.5″ Jacquard Elastic provides all day comfort and support while in motion
  • Moisture Wicking with micropoly fabric to help you stay dry

You will also be impressed with the different styles that they offer!

Killin it, Pizza, Babe, and Pink Floral

You will feel totally rad wearing the Swinn that you will want to show the world!  You might even feel moved to wear it over your shirt as opposed to under just like these cool gals, because they are that hip!

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I borrowed the pic from the Swinn Blog.  Click on image to be redirected.

Now your thinking wow!  Who are the geniuses behind this Phat Sports Bra?!  Well, let’s just go straight to the horses mouth and get the down low!

“We are Athletes. We are Artists. We are Arthletes. We appreciate novelty over popularity. We believe accessories are everything. We love pop culture. We are adventurers. TV watchers. We are sisters. Daughters. Friends. We are creators. Non-stop thinkers. We let passion be our guide.”

To read more about these beautiful minds CLICK HERE!  Follow Swinn on Instagram!

 

homepage-logoThe right compression sock can change the way you work out and will totally blow your  mind!  You will feel an extra burst of energy as oxygen is pumped through your blood avoiding leg soreness, swelling, and fatigue.

 

The down low on compression from my friends at PODsox:

“The basic purpose of  graded compression is to improve venous return to your heart, which decreases leg fatigue and leg swelling, as well as helping to prevent blood clots (Blood clots are not as much of an issue with running, but definitely with prolonged sitting and flying.)
Quick Anatomy Lesson:
The heart is a muscular organ that pumps blood away from itself via the arteries.  Arteries have muscular walls that help the blood get where its going (your arms, legs, organs, brain etc.)  Once the blood has delivered oxygen to the tissues, it is reabsorbed and returns to the heart via the veins.  Unlike arteries, veins do NOT have muscular walls to pump the blood along its way.  Veins depend on the ‘back pressure’ from the arteries and heart to create the force to return blood to the heart.
Why this matters:
PODsox provide graded compression, which means they are tighter at the calf and looser at the ankle, providing an external ‘pump’ assist to the veins to return blood to the heart.
 For running, this means the blood gets back to the heart faster, which can decrease the sensation of fatigue. Compression socks worn during running also physically limit the muscle’s ability to swell, which allows the muscle to put more energy into linear movement, thereby increasing/improving the muscle’s efficiency.
 After a tough workout, muscle breakdown can occur.  Our body rushes nutrients (via blood) to the area, which can cause swelling.  Even fairly mild swelling can squish the veins (as well as the lymph system) and makes it difficult for the blood to get back to the heart. Wearing compression socks for recovery helps pump this swelling out, which decreases the amount and length of time soreness is present.
When we are sitting for an extended amount of time, gravity causes blood to ‘pool’ in the non-muscular veins because we are not moving sufficiently to create our own pump.  Any time blood sits still for very long, it begins to form a clot.  This creates a problem in that it blocks the healthy/moving blood from returning to the heart, as well as if the clot comes loose, it can get into the tiny vessels of the heart, lung brain etc. and cause severe problems, even death.   For reasons not entirely known to science, flying can intensify the possibility of this happening as well.  Wearing true graded compression such as PODsox helps keep blood traveling back up toward the heart, preventing the swelling, pooling and clotting.
Pretty cool stuff for a little ole pair of sox, huh?!  We think so!”
Wow, i’m impressed.  We get all that from a sock?  Yes indeed; and PODsox offers medical grade compression socks (classic podsox) along with the athletic compression socks that can be worn any day everyday!  With all the artistic styles to choose from you will want a pair for every day of the week!
Check em  out!
How to ensure a proper fit?
Measure the largest part of your calf. This will determine the size of PODsox most appropriate for you.  Easy Peasy! 

PODSox is  committed to being a company that not only makes awesome sox but gives back to community at large.

Benefiting Children's Hospital ColoradoPODSox donates 1% of every sale to Children’s Colorado Hospital

As a company founded by health care professionals we beleive in giving back. Know that when You purchase a pair of PODsox you are supporting a great cause. I

f you would like to donate directly to Children’s Hospital Colorado please Visit: http://www.childrenscolorado.org/donate-volunteer/donate

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13 thoughts on “The Best Support for Your Body on Race Day

  1. I’m an avid gym rat and sports bras are LIFE! This are soo cute and funky; I’ll have to check and see if they ship overseas or if there is place here in Saudi Arabia that I could purchase them. Compression socks are great, especially for runners; I made the mistake of buy a cheap pair one time – never again. Thanks for sharing!

    xo
    AH

  2. I suppose I’d have to start running regularly. I always feel like I can’t grab the “new/cool” stuff because I’d be pretending as I’m not an avid runner. It may be time to change that!

  3. Great review here! I am always looking for good support. I don’t run much but, I do workout still and, it’s always great to know of some good gear out there!

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