Wearing the tights, I had extra stability, felt stronger, and was able to ski longer. After three days on the slopes I'm walking fine. For the first time in years I haven't been dealing with that nasty lactic acid, which seems to creep into my muscles after over-using them.
Exoskeletal Support System Targets Quads, Thighs & Focuses Power to Muscles
I went to the Web site to see how the tights work. The tights create an exoskeletal support system that targets key areas and focuses power into your muscles, thus improving biomechanics during motion. According to Wacoal, the manufacturer, the Patented CW-X Support Web™ technology mimics kinesiology-taping techniques that trainers apply to injured muscles. Variable compression along the web facilitates circulation, minimizing lactic acid build-up and muscle soreness, so you can be active longer and recover faster.
Wacoal - a Top Maker of Intimate Apparel Produces the CW-X Line
To quote a paragraph on the Web site: " In a study in Kyoto, Japan, electrical pulse activity of the muscles (muscles firing into motion) was measured electromyographically. Unsupported and partly supported legs both show frequency decrease during exercise, indications of fatigue. Legs supported by CW-X® showed negligible frequency decrease." If you're like me, you'll wonder what "electromyographically" means. It's the adverb of e•lec•tro•my•o•graph: An instrument used in the diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders that produces an audio or visual record of the electrical activity of a skeletal muscle by means of an electrode inserted into the muscle or placed on the skin, according to the Free Dictionary.)
The CW-X garments utilize high-tech fabrics. Healtha+® is a multifunctional, lightweight, quick-dry fabric developed by Ventex. Fast-drying COOLMAX® and stretchy LYCRA®. Auto-Sensor® is a nanotechnology fabric that promotes moisture transport and temperature regulation.
CW-X Has a Variety of Conditioning Wear for Active Sports
Who Uses CW-X Garments?It's the garment of choice for a variety of sports professionals. Some of the teams using CW-X wear include the USA Luge Team, the Gloucester Rugby team and the Canadian Alpine Ski Team. Some of the athletes using CW-X garments include ultramarathoner Samantha Gash, USA Olympic Rowing Team member Jonathon Winter and snowshoe racer and endurance athlete Kale Poland, and pro road and train runner Rachel Cieslewicz. You'll find testimonials from more ordinary folk in CW-X Community section: http://cw-x.com/Community.aspx?sub=testimonials
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