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Difference between Compression Clothing and Tight Clothing

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What is the difference between compression clothing and tight clothing?

First, let’s see what they have in common.

They both help to reduce the jitter of muscles during exercise, and the corresponding consumption during exercise will also be reduced; And the air permeability and perspiration are better than ordinary sportswear.

However, compression clothing is more like “upgraded version of tight clothing”-they can enhance stronger athletic performance, provide better protection and support for muscles, and recover faster after exercise.

The simple method of distinguishing compression clothing and tight clothing is to check the content of spandex. Compression clothing will use a lot of spandex materials, so its content is generally much more than that of tight clothing.

The intuitive feeling brought by the increase of spandex content is “tighter and more elastic”, and the upper body will feel more close than ordinary tights. And the tight elastic material has better support for abdomen, back and arm muscles.

The intuitive feeling brought by the increase of spandex content is “tighter and more elastic”, which makes you feel more close to your skin than ordinary tight clothing. And the tight elastic material has better support for abdomen, back and arm muscles.

Another difference between compression clothing and tight clothing is the weaving and cutting technique. Through different weaving or cutting, the fabric can exert different pressures on different parts of the body to achieve the effect of gradient compression. Gradient compression means that the farther away from the heart, the stronger the compression force, and then decrease step by step.

The most obvious difference is that the arm of tight clothing is easier to be pulled apart than that of compression clothing, and it is easy to lose elasticity and become loose after a long time. It can be clearly felt that the pressure is greater on the arm of compression clothing, it is more difficult to pull it apart, and the tightness can be maintained for a longer time.

The advantages of gradient compression are: accelerating blood circulation through different compression strength of limbs, thus speeding up the delivery of oxygen to sports muscle groups, stimulating muscle group vitality, accelerating lactic acid elimination, reducing lactic acid accumulation and accelerating the recovery of the body.

Now you must can easily tell the difference between compression clothing and tight clothing.

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