Benefits of Compression
The BodyGuard™ compression shorts were created to prevent and respond to lower-body athletic injuries. Its inventor is passionate about making this product available for any and everyone who desires treatment and protection from nagging, persistent and sometimes devastating lower body injuries to the groin, hamstring, quadriceps, hip flexors and hip pointers.
The Theory of Compression
The Bodyguard™ is designed using Antibody’s patented compression formula. These customized shorts are designed for one person in the world, you. This signifies the importance of reporting accurate measurements when ordering the product. See How to Measure for the Product. The rationale behind this design fully supports the idea of compression.
According to former U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. C. Everett Koop, “Proper care in the first day or two after injury can reduce the time you are sidelined by it.” One of the key components Dr. Koop lists on his self-help medical website for nursing sprains, strains and other muscle or joint injuries is compression.
R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) is the regimen commonly recommended for sports injuries related to sprains and strains in the groin area. Of these components, compression is known for limiting the swelling, which is a primary cause for slowing down the healing process.
The Bodyguard™ is designed to act as a second layer of muscle and skin for the athlete treating a sports injury. Because of its design, the Bodyguard™ will initially feel compressive. But as you begin your activity, you should lose awareness of the tight fit and begin to notice the benefits of working out with your Bodyguard™. It becomes weightless. It completely envelops the lower body and moves with the muscles, securing the injured area in place for healing. In addition, there should also be improvement in the center of motion; an increase in the efficiency of movement and a noticeable reduction in fatigue due to reduced muscle vibration.