Category Archives: Sports Medicine

Morrison Vein Institute Recommends Compression Socks

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Morisson Vein Institute recommends that you wear compression socks everyday, whether you are running a marathon, traveling on an airplane, working on your feet all day or just walking around the mall.  We agree with them!


Morrison Vein Institute and CEP

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CEP Compression Socks and Sleeves

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Kinesio Support Technology

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Kinesio Support Technology

The new buzzword in town is Kinesio Support Technology.  So what is it, and what does it mean?

First, I’ll explain the concept of Kinesio Taping.  Kinesio Taping is a methodology to give support and stability to joints and muscles without affecting circulation or range of motion.  It is a technique based on the body’s own natural healing process.  It comes from the science of Kinesiology.  Failure of muscles to function properly causes other problems and symptoms.  It is from here that the idea of treating muscles will help jumpstart the body’s own healing process.  Kinesio Taping is now used to treat nerves, muscles and organs.  Doctors worldwide are using Kinesio Taping to treat their patients, and athletes around the world use it to improve their performance.  The Kinesio Taping Method is applied over muscles.  It helps to reduce pain and inflammation, to support muscles, and to reduce stress caused by overuse of muscles.  It is also helpful in the recovery process.

CW-X Kinesio Support Web Technology

CW-X took the concept of Kinesio Taping and applied it to their line of performance tights, shorts and tops. The patented CW-X Kinesio Support Web technology mimics Kinesio taping techniques that trainers apply to injured muscles. When this technology is applied to muscles and joints, it creates an exoskeletal support system that improves biomechanics during motion. The Kinesio Support Web provides targeted support to key areas, decreasing muscle oscillation and focusing power so your muscles work more efficiently. Variable compression along the web facilitates circulation, minimizing lactic acid build-up and muscle soreness, so you can be active longer and recover faster.

Human Science Research Center, Kyoto, Japan: Study of Electrical Pulse Activity in Muscles

Muscles firing into motion were measured electromyographically for subjects wearing CW-X gear, subjects wearing competitor products, and subjects with bare legs. Electrical pulse activity decreased in unsupported and partly supported legs during exercise, indicative of fatigue. Legs supported by CW-X showed a negligible decrease in electrical pulse activity.

So What Does it Mean for Me?

For athletes and people engaged in strenuous sports such as running, triathlons, rowing, cycling, equestrian sports, etc., it means improved performance and quicker recovery time. Most people who use CW-X tights with the patented Kinesio Support Web note a marked improvement in performance and increased endurance, with less pain and quicker recovery.

Coupon Code

Use the Coupon Code “Kinesio” during checkout at CoolFitWear.com for a 10% discount off your next pair of CW-X Kinesio Support Web Tights, Shorts or Tops.