For most people in today's world, dedicating big chunks of time to leisurely exercise is difficult, with more time pressures with work and family making it tricky to find time for fitness. With options like crossfit, F45, HIIT classes and workout bootcamps, you can build up fitness and strength in shorter, more intense activities.
While these are good for time, they can leave you feeling more fatigued and strained, with increased risk of injury. Wearing a fitness support for your workout can help to protect your body from excessive strain. Bauerfeind lead the way when it comes to active support for any level of exercise, and with our fitness supports you're protected no matter the routine.
How can compression help in Crossfit?
Compression in crossfitters can enhance athlete performance. Arm and leg compression sleeves and socks hold the muscles firmly and tightly in their place. This aids in muscle stabilization and protects your limbs from injuries such as mild sprains. Medical-grade compression provided in Bauerfeind sports performance supports and braces increases oxygenation levels in muscles, eliminates lactic acid accumulation and aids in muscle regeneration, thus improving athlete recovery rates. Improved blood circulation from compression has reported in preventing delayed onset muscle soreness. Pair this up with the Run and Walk foot insoles to decrease pressure on your foot and improve your performance further.
How can you protect your knees in Crossfit?
Crossfit combines high-intensity weights with rapid movements. However, this increases the risk of injury in crossfitters. Knees are an easy target for injury due to the high pressure from weights while performing squat movements. Incorrect form and lack of stretching can increase your chances of injury- make sure you stretch well before your workout. Protect your knees and enhance your mobility by wearing Genutrain or Sports Knee Support. Knee support and braces stabilise the knee joint and massage the muscles to reduce pain. The medical-grade compression enhances crossfit performance as it reduces recovery rate time and eliminates lactic acid which causes cramps.
How can I protect my shoulder from injury in crossfit?
Shoulder injuries are the most common injuries in crossfit, contributing to approximately 32% of all injuries. This is due to the Olympic-style lifts which require shoulders to move a greater range of motion than their normal. Another reason is the high muscle fatigue experienced by Crossfitters due to overuse of muscles. The high number of repetitions fatigues muscles, affects the technique and causes injury. To prevent shoulder injury, we recommend stretching before your workouts. Wearing an Omotrain can provide active stabilisation for your shoulder joint. The special strap system leaves the chest area free, enhancing your natural mobility.
How do I take care of these products?
Virtually all of our products can be machine washed on a cold gentle cycle and air dried out of direct sunlight. Putting them on and taking them off carefully is recommended, and for specific product care, refer to the product manual or contact our friendly staff.
What is the warranty for these products?
All supports and insoles come with a 12 month warranty, and compression stockings with a 3 month warranty for any manufacturers faults. At any point if you've got issues with the product or aren't sure if something is wrong, just contact our helpful staff.
How do I know they'll fit?
Bauerfeind have an incredibly extensive sizing system for our products based off of hundreds of thousands of patient measurements. The perfect anatomic fit system we use means that the supports are designed to fit your body, not the other way around. (We also offer custom options for a range of our products for those rare few who still can't fit into our sizing range).
How do these help me while I'm playing cricket?
Cricket might take the better part of a day and sometimes seem a slower pace, but it's still a physical sport that has it's fair share of injuries. Bauerfeind's supports are comforatble, breathable and effective for wear all day on the field.
Do I have to have an injury to wear these?
The beauty of these supports is their versatility. While there are a wide range of products to manage injury (the "Train" and "Loc" range), the performance line is perfect for helping you to get more out of each movement, not only enhancing your exercise for better results, but helping protect you from injury.