2XU Compression Education
1 Power balance: The smaller difference in weft and warp values is better for consistent compression power and flexibility in all directions. Less differentiation between weft and warp equals balanced power. We have adapted CK machines and stretched the application of these machines to create our fabrics - other brands have tried to copy but have been unsuccessful.
2 Compression power: The more force needed to stretch the fabric means the greater compression power the fabric exerts for muscle stabilisation and protection. This test stretches 50 x 100 mm fabric samples along the weft direction of the knit. It is stretched to 170mm in length (ie: 170% of its original length), and the required force is measured by the Instron machine.
3 Effect of compression socks worn between repeated maximal running bouts.
4 Abstract: The effects of 2XU compression tights on quadriceps and calf muscle oscillatory patterns during treadmill running.
5, 8 The effects of wearing lower body compression garments during a cycling performance test.
6 Abstract: The effects of 2XU compression tights on cycling repeat-sprint ability.
7 Compression to reduce clotting: The impact of compression garments on thrombosis risk.
9,10,11 The effects of lower-body compression garments on recovery between exercise bouts in highly-trained cyclists.