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Fifty Sense: Common Sense Ideas for Thriving after 50
Fifty Sense: Common Sense Ideas for Thriving after 50

Review: 2XU
Compression Sports Wear

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2XU is designed to help people recover faster and get more out of their body through zonal designed clothing. Think of compression socks for the entire body. They can be used under regular work clothes, everyday use, during human powered outdoor activities and just about any occasion that fatigues your body. Originating from Melbourne, Australia 2XU is endorsed by hundreds of elite athletes who rely on them to get the most out of their body.

Compression Performance Run Sock

Compression is all the rage right now and 2XU is leading the way! The Compression Performance Run Sock is the lightest, most breathable sock in the market, featuring zoned breathability panels for maximum airflow and comfort.

The benefits of compression are many. Perhaps the most obvious is that by increasing the blood circulation you increase the amount of oxygen in your muscles, which reduces muscle fatigue, damage, and injury, giving you a stronger performance for longer durations, and a faster recovery! I noticed immediately that I could run faster, stronger, and longer while wearing compression socks. They somehow gave me a little extra kick up the hills!

These socks are awesome to boost your run, or other workout sessions, but what may be even more important is their use in recovery. They are incredibly beneficial to wear while spending extended periods of time in a static or sedentary position, such as sitting on a plane or riding in a car, preventing DVT (deep vein thrombosis) from setting in. I usually have problems with swelling in my legs when on plane rides which can be very painful. I wore these compression socks on the last trip and had a much more comfortable journey! They are also good to wear while sleeping or during rehab from injury or surgery.

The benefits are endless!

Men’s Compression Shorts

It has been a long time since putting on a pair of spandex. Right off the bat, we could tell these were something different. We tested the Compression Shorts at an all-day event that would keep our tester on their feet and on a long hike. In both instances the result was not in the moment but in the afterward. It was something when after standing for a long time that the tester’s legs still felt good. Usually they have some soreness in their quads and hamstrings. For someone to be able to say they felt good after shaking hands and saying their hellos all day is pretty awesome.

As we age our circulation becomes poorer thus elongating our recovery time. The different activities we need to recover from increase as well. We found to have a significant improvement in recovery time when wearing the Compression shorts during a long hike. Of course, there was some stiffness but nothing like what is normal. Simply put the Compression Shorts from 2XU work and they work well for those of us over the age of 50.


...Fiftysense Product Review Panel

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