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



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Equmen Core Precision undershirt

Apparently a big hit overseas, the Core Precision undershirt (otherwise known as the "wondershirt") is, as my ever-unsympathetic fiancé e Colleen observed, a "control-top undershirt" for men. While designed for athletic support and general cosmetic enhancement, the stretchy garment (from $89 at equmen.com) seems like something conceived as a lesson in gender empathy. The idea is to put your typical attire over the glorified wife-beater and marvel as it improves your posture while slimming your upper body. Somewhat shockingly, that's exactly what happened. I wore the wondershirt (say it loud, say it proud!) while tackling a day's worth of writing, finally sitting naturally upright thanks to the tautness of the polyester-blend fabric. And more significantly, I wore it to the gym where I found new determination among the dumbbells and workout benches. My muscles were discernibly more disciplined, and it was markedly easier to feel the subtleties of every stretch. Peeling off the sweaty shirt, however, felt like Houdini unshackling from a straitjacket, making my droopy torso reappear-which is why I may consider wearing it every day.-Kenny Herzog