Avoiding injury is vital to make it through triathlon season successfully. One way to help out your tired body is through veino-muscular compression technology - essentially a tight sleeve that increases efficient venous feedback from your feet to your heart, reducing the accumulation of toxins while increasing oxygenation to the muscles. This increased flow is said to improve lactic acid clearance, which helps you recover much more quickly and reduces muscle fatigue to help you train harder for longer. Equmen is especially great for this as their compression system reduces the shockwaves produced when your foot hits the ground.Jurica Cvjetko Triathlete Croatia, Europe
EQUMEN™ Helix-Mapping™ Technology seamlessly builds in physiotherapy insights to deliver ergonomic results. See more details
Equmen undershirt results in sweat-soaked skin
Reporter JONNY GREATREX was persuaded to squeeze himself into one of the new undershirts in the name of fashion.
THE last time I wore something the size of the Equmen undershirt I had still not yet learned to dress myself.
But, hearing that hunky James Bond star Daniel Craig had been encouraged to wear one under his Oscars tuxedo, I thought it was good enough for me to try.
On first sight I wondered how the tiny garment could possibly fit.
But once I placed it over my head it stretched to the required shape.
Then a bizarre thing happened.
The layer of heat which was trapped next to my body which usually keeps me nice and toasty was drawn into the thin second material I was now covered in.
It caused a ripple of chill to spread through me. Once I had reheated I had a look in the mirror.
The idea of these tops is to change your body shape by pulling in a bit here and pushing out a bit there.
But I have to report that it failed for two reasons in my case. Firstly, I do not have a great deal that needs pulling in - which admittedly is hardly the fault of the product.
But, secondly, all it seemed to do was highlight the small amount of belly fat I do have by simply hugging it tightly.
I persevered with the experiment and wore it under my T-shirt while I was reporting on the Combined Services Bobsleigh Championships in Turin, Italy.,/
Perhaps its biggest drawback, though, is when it comes to actually extricating oneself from what soon becomes a sweat-soaked outer layer of skin.
I found that this involved writhing around, pulling at the never-ending stretchy fabric while all the time it was determined to stay very firmly stuck to my back.