Zensah® develops, first muscle recovery calf and shin sleeve with pinpoint compression ribbing to be used this Sunday at the annual Ironman triathlon race in Kona Hawaii
Kona, Hawaii October 11, 2007 -- Zensah® (www.zensah.com), the originator of dual action compression leg sleeves, announces the development of muscle recovery leg sleeves for triathletes, runners, and cyclists. The company is proud to announce the debut of Zensah® Muscle Recovery & Training Sleeve™ at the Ford Ironman World Championships this Sunday October 14, 2007 in Kona, Hawaii. A number of the favorites to win this year have used the Zensah® muscle recovery sleeves during Ironman training, and post training recovery.
For years athletes have used fluids, power bars and gels for training recovery and post race recovery. But what about specific areas in the body which are not reached by the blood stream or through the stomach? Only a targeted specific garment could provide a solution for the lower body muscles. Shin splints and a sore calf or calf injury can disrupt an athletes training. The faster an athlete can recover, the more they will be able to push their limits and gain a qualitative advantage in competition. Now athletes can complement their nutritional supplement regimen thanks to a fast growing company based in Florida, Zensah®. The company believes its compression technology to recharge leg muscles and improve workout recovery, will revolutionize the way athletes train.
The company says that for the first time pinpoint pressure is applied to the calf and shin area. Studies have shown that boosting calf muscle blood circulation speeds recovery and reduces post race soreness. Until now all calf/shin sleeves were made with a flat fabric. The Zensah® Muscle Recovery & Training Sleeve™ was developed with input from professional athletic trainers, and professional athletes.
Features & Benefits
The Zensah® sleeve uses elevated grooves, and engineered ribbing to provide pinpoint gradient compression. The calf is made of different muscles which include the gastroc muscle, and soleus. The same knit fabric found in regular compression socks do not provide the tailored support. The Zensah® Muscle Recovery & Training Sleeve™ were developed to provide an answer to this problem.
The company engineered sleeves features and benefits include:
"We're expecting a number of surprises at this years Ironman World Championships," stated Ryan Oliver a spokesman for the company. "We are confident that a number of elite triathletes will improve upon past performance and wow the crowd with the Zensah® Muscle Recovery & Training Sleeve™. I guarantee you after the results come in at the finish line the rest of the field will take notice. Triathletes who don't train with the Zensah® compression sleeves will convert very quickly."
- Alternating groove compression to increase muscle recovery and circulation
- Longitude ribbing for deep calf support
- Chevron ribbing or inverted "V" pattern to reduce shin splint injury
- Anti-bacterial and therm0-regulating fabric
The company says that the sleeves are ideal for muscle recovery after running, cycling or triathlete training. It also is used for injury prevention, and other sports medicine applications. The company envisions developing further products based upon its proprietary alternating groove compression fabric.
The Zensah® Muscle Recovery & Training Sleeve™ is made from proprietary Zensah Fabric® which is anti-bacterial, and moisture wicking. Most of the compression calf sleeves and shin splint sleeves on the market today are made from non-breathable neoprene or latex which can cause the skin and muscles to overheat, and to 5% of users rashes and blistering.
Pricing and Availability
The Zensah® Muscle Recovery & Training Sleeve™ is available for purchase at specialty running, cycling and triathlon stores, and over the internet at PattStrap.com The muscle recovery sleeve come in pairs in either black or white and retails for $39.99.
Zensah®, based in Miami, is the fastest growing high performance sports brand. The company focuses on developing high tech running, cycling and triathlon clothing. Zensah, is the originator of seamless compression sports clothing. The company has developed a number of protective sleeves for the arm and legs. The company has developed proprietary technology which provides exceptional comfort and moisture wicking traits for the hard core athlete. For more information please visit http://www.zensah.com