Compression 101: Medical professionals have long recommended compression for patients looking to improve blood circulation and overall leg health. Backed by Medi’s 60+ years of experience, CEP uses the science behind medical compression to help athletes maximize performance and recovery.
Arteries:For the athlete, improving arterial blood flow is the key to peaking performance. CEP compression socks apply consistent compression to the calf, allowing the arterial walls to relax and the flow of oxygen-rich blood to increase by up to 40%. More oxygen means more power during performance and a faster recovery.Veins:Graduated medical grade compression that is tighter at the ankle improves vein health by reducing the veins’ diameter and pushing de-oxygenated blood back to the heart.Benefits of CEP:
Proven to increase performance by 5%
A Faster Run. The latest studies show that athletes wearing CEP compression socks can improve their running time by 5%! At a marathon time of four hours this would equal twelve minutes gained.An Easier Run. With CEP, athletes decrease exertion by approximately 6% while actually reducing muscle strain.Quicker Recovery. Even when an athlete is at rest, CEP compression socks increase blood circulation by up to 30% shortening recovery time.
Cooling effect when damp! Coolmax synthetic materials produce a cooling effect when wet from sweat or direct water absorption. This thermal reading shows an ankle sock vs. a damp CEP sock. You see the leg is much cooler with CEP. FEATURES
Every muscle cell needs energy in the form of oxygen. This is transported to the muscles via the blood. The better the blood flow in the arteries, the better the muscles are supplied – and precisely this supply can be positively influenced by compression. But not all types of compression are the same. PROVEN TO REDUCE INJURY Shin Splints:
Reduces vibration, increases oxygen and promotes healing.Calf Cramps:Increases oxygen to optimize muscles, removes lactic acid. Achilles Issues: Increases oxygen to the Achilles; padding prevents damage.
Pulled Muscles:Increases blood flow to increase warmth in the muscles.
Graduated compression prevents venous reflux and pooling.
Medi compression is synonymous with innovation, technology and expertise in medicine and sport. Our competence dates back to 1951.
The ADDITUS+ System combines compression and functionality. Individually for each type of sport.
BUT COMPRESSION ALONE DOES NOT RESULT IN OPTIMUM PRODUCTS FOR ATHLETES
With the ADDITUS+ system, CEP products offer the best combination of compression and specific functions for every sport type.
Thus the products provide maximum impact and maximum comfort – no matter what sort of exercise. In addition, the RECOVERING+ system was developed for optimum regeneration before and after exercise. This ensures absolute comfort and the fastest possible recovery between matches and training sessions.The highest standards of quality “made in Germany”, “Oko-Tex Standard 1—“ certification and the scientifically tested performance complete the profile of CEP products and make them uncompromisingly unique and capable of being experienced.
CEP VS. Competitors Not all compression is created equal. With all of the choices in compression sportswear these days, it can be hard to decide what product you should buy. How can you know if what is being offered is a “gimmick” or a truly effective performance tool? CEP Compression Graduated Compression: Tighter in the ankle, looser in the calf – brings blood back to the heart. CEP compression levels are medically tuned for maximum performance. We measure calf circumference to ensure proper compression. The compression on the calf is lower to effectively target the arteries and allow proper blood flow back to the heart, while the compression in the ankle penetrates deep veins to push blood back to the heart. Plus, our socks are anatomically correct with left and right feet. COMPETITOR BRANDS: Incorrect Compression Tighter in the calf, looser in the ankle – blood pools in the leg. Competitor products lack proper compression design. They may say the socks are “graduated,” but when you put them on the compression is greater in the calf than the ankle. Think about that: if the socks squeeze tighter at the calf then the socks will promote blood flow toward the ankle rather than the heart. This can hinder performance, recovery, and in some cases cause more harm than good. Other products measure by shoe size or simply are not made using any anatomical measurements and designs. The result can be compression designs that are the opposite of what they should be or compression that is not tight enough to help you.