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Let's Chat, Compression Gear For Recovery

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Welcome back to Chat Sh*t Get Fit Recovery. This week we explore the world of compression garments and if you go with what our Instagram polls were saying there's not a lot of belief in their effectiveness. We can see why though as putting on a pair of "tight trousers" as Bill put in the episode won't fill you with promise. We wanted to find out if there is a case for compression garments and we also take a look at the scientific space looking compression garments. You know those big tube things you see athletes wear on their legs. Example being "MyoAir"


We also compare compression to massage using that same whopping meta-analysis we looked at in the previous recovery episode. The results were certainly interesting but don't expect it to outdo massage in this paper as we did mention last time that massage came out on top in pretty much everything. However does massage beat compression in terms of ease, money and time?


As mentioned at the beginning of the podcast Andys son Tait is conducting 10,000 steps a day for cancer research. The face he's been doing the majority of these from his front door to back door due to weather shows his level of determination. Go, Tait! To donate please visit


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New to the show? Head back to episode 1 "Let's Chat, Covid & Fitness" where we give an introduction into who we are and talk about the current state of ourselves and the fitness industry during this covid pandemic


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Studies Mentioned

Compression Garments and Recovery from Exercise: A Meta-Analysis

Compression Garments and Exercise: No Influence of Pressure Applied

The Effects of Compression Garments on Recovery

Effects of Compression Tights on Recovery Parameters after Exercise Induced Muscle Damage

Influence of compression sportswear on recovery and performance: A systematic review

Lower-body compression garments worn following exercise improves perceived recovery but not subsequent performance in basketball athletes

The "Whopping" Meta-Analysis

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