Recover Faster, Feel Stronger, and Improve Performance with 2XU Compression

What can 2XU (pronounced two-times-you) Compression do for you During Exercise?

    • Reduces Muscle Fatigue and Damage - Contains the muscle to reduce vibration, minimize damage and overall fatigue to enhance output.
    • Heightens Agility - Applied pressure to the skin surface increases sensory awareness for improved posture, agility, mobility, and stability.
    • Improves Performance -Heightened circulation, muscle oxygenation and less fatigue increases power and lowers heart rate for enhanced performance overall.
What can 2XU Compression do for you After Exercise?
    • Faster Recovery - Graduated pressure increases blood flow and shortens the recovery phase especially while sedentary.
    • Decreases Soreness - Efficient removal of blood lactate from exercising muscles to reduce swelling, speed muscle repair and reduce soreness.
    • Travel Protection from Edema and Blood Clots - Through heightened blood circulation, 2XU Compression helps reduce swelling in feet and ankles and lowers the risk of blood clots, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).

Can 2XU Compression help Before Exercise?

    • Improves Circulation for Faster Warm-Up - Graduated compression increases blood circulation to the heart and lymph nodes for a faster, safer warm-up period before exercise.


The MCS line from 2XU takes compression to a new level. MCS stands for Muscle Containment Stamping. MCS is a revolutionary fabric support system traced over key muscle, tendon and fascia groups to focus greater compression power to wrap precise areas and reduce muscle oscillation and damage.

Elite MCS Compression Calf Guards and Tights offer unparalleled power and protection against muscle trauma during activity. Graduated compression also offers recovery benefits post exercise.


If you're eager to maximize your workouts with 2XU Compression products, such as tights, calf sleeves, socks, and more, visit St. Pete Running Company where you can try 2XU products on in store.




 Blogger Bria works at St. Pete Running Company as a Customer Service Manager.

THE TOP 3 BENEFITS OF COMPRESSION August 8, 2015 14:00 2 Comments

Why Compression?

1. Increased blood flow/circulation which reduces swelling and inflammation

The number one thing that compression does for athletes is increase circulation and blood flow, which is extremely important for swelling and inflammation reduction. The tight fit of compression pants, shorts, sleeves, socks, etc., causes the body to increase blood flow to those areas. During a workout, walk, run, or jog, that increased blood flow serves to keep muscles in a "warmed up" state that will reduce swelling/inflammation afterward.

2. Faster recovery time and reduced fatigue

Studies have shown that compression aids athletes in faster recovery and a reduction of fatigue after a workout or a race. Feel free to test it out. Wear your regular running apparel one day, and wear compression the next time you run the same distance. Go to the gym in your regular gym clothes, and the next time you workout at the gym, wear compression. See for yourself how much quicker you recover, and how much better you feel in those areas of your body where you wore compression.

3. Supports muscles (reduction of muscle movement)

Compression is intended to fit tightly and snugly on the body. The fabric is designed to support muscles and help reduce the amount of movement needed for specific muscles that can tire with overuse. For example, compression calf sleeves support the calf muscles. Calves work hard while an athlete is running, and sore calves can be prevented with compression sleeves or full-length compression socks.


Cody (far left) and Chris (far right) after a brutal workout with a Saucony ambassador. Their compression shorts and socks make a huge difference for their recovery.


Which compression to wear?

Come in to St. Pete Running Company and check out our variety of compression apparel options, from socks to sleeves to shorts to capri-length pants to full-length pants.

If you've never tried compression before, do yourself a favor and try it today. Your body will thank you.




Blogger Bria works at St. Pete Running Company as a customer service manager.


Trigger Point Class - Tuesday, November 11th - 6:30 PM

We're happy to be carrying a fantastic new product from Trigger Point Therapy called the Grid STK and Grid STK-X. These are self massage tools which would be great store item for people who are involved with running, cycling, triathlon, and crossfit.

We suggest massaging your soft tissue with the Trigger Point STK as part of your everyday training routine. That in mind, we're holding a Trigger Point Class on how to best use this device before and after training and also in between training sessions as daily maintenance. Our class will be held on Tuesday, November 11th at 6:30 PM. The cost of the Class is $30, and participants will get a Trigger Point Massage STK for free!  We have an Trigger Point certified employee who will show you how to get the most out of this device and also take care of your muscles.

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So if you get sore or want to learn how to get your body to perform at a higher level more often, please make plans to attend this class on Tuesday, November 11th at 6:30 PM from our shop, 6986 22nd Ave North, St. Petersburg.

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