Lycra Sport Certified targeted compression reduces muscle fatigue and speeds up recovery, thereby maximizing endurance:
Muscles oscillate (vibrate) as you ride long distances or push hard on the track. This oscillation causes fatigue. If muscle vibration is reduced, the onset of physical and mental fatigue is delayed and you perform at peak levels for longer.
The VnM fabric also works to reduce the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. If the VnM gear is worn for a few hours after an intense day, muscle soreness is reduced. This is particularly beneficial for multiple days of activity.
What are the targeted areas?
We worked closely with physiotherapists that treat motorcycle racers to come up with a product that targets the specific areas of our bodies while racing and riding. Our forearms, upper arms, upper back and shoulders usually take the most beating, along with our quads, thighs, and calves. We created a targeted compression garment that focuses on these specific areas of fatigue only, allowing for a little breathing room in in other areas not in need of compression.
What makes our compression different or more effective?
A True Compression Fit garment differs from most. If you read the materials label your will have about 23% to 30% elastine in the fabric content (it also depends on the way the thread was woven together to make the fabric). This means the garment actually does the job of compressing the muscles enough to provide certain physical benefits. There are only a handful of high end niche companies that can boast this. Generally a major name brand or cheaper brand will just use this concept as a marketing ploy and there have been scientific findings to prove that they do not work. The key? To compress the muscles at 15-20 MMHG. Medical garments usually reach about 20-25 MMHG.
True Compression Fit garments provide enough compression to reduce the build up of lactic acid in the muscles (which causes the burning sensation) when performing high intensity activities like riding on the track. It also reduces muscle vibration which causes fatigue. Take in example the Suzuki DRZ400. A single cylinder bike and vibrates quite a bit when on long rides. This promoted fatigue more easily because muscle in turn start to vibrate, creating a fatiguing effect similar to what happens when you work out.
Also, it aids in muscle recovery so if you ride on the track for a few days, you are fresh to ride the next day without being sore. This is due to the reduction of lactic acid that can build up in your muscles, which is linked to that sore feeling you get the next day after a good work out.