CEP & Compression in Recovery & Performance

Over many years of working with athletes from beginners through to elites we have seen first hand the benefits of compression garments in both enhancing recovery and performance. We are delighted to be the UK head coaches for CEP Compression Sportswear. 

Discounts on CEP Products: We are delighted to be able to offer RunningwithUs athletes and friends a 15% discount on CEP's full range of products with the code CEPRWU15 at www.cepsports.co.uk/shop. For all the latest news of CEP check out their Facebook page www.facebook.com/cepsportsuk their twitter account @cepsportsuk and their Instagram @cepsportsuk 

Performance Benefits: For many years compression garments were used to improve blood flow in the health care world to manage conditions such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Through the use of graduated compression CEP products help to increase venous blood flow from the extremities where blood pooling can otherwise occur. This increased blood flow has been shown to have performance benefits (Byrne et al., 2001, Chatard et al., 1998 & Bringard et al., 2006) including improved running economy and lactate clearance (Berry et al. 1987). All this contributes to athletes seeing reduced energy cost for the same performance. Whether you're running a marathon, tackling a sportive or racing a triathlon having comfortable, well fitting kit is essential to allow you to focus purely on delivering our best performance. Our elite athletes have given us consistently glowing reviews of CEP products for comfort and performance. 

Benefits for Recovery: CEP's compression garments help reduce muscle vibration during activity which helps to reduce the potential for delayed on set muscle soreness (DOMS) (Ali et al. 2007). Further to this the increased blood flow created by CEP's compression technology can help improve waste by product clearance and improve post exercise recovery (Byrne & Easton, 2010). In addition to this by increasing natural muscle tension athletes report more stability and securing running on uneven terrain.

Heat & Moisture Management: CEPs unique blend of fabrics makes them the best kit we have seen for wicking away moisture and reducing the build up in heat that occurs during exercise. This can improve comfort and reduce the chance of swelling and blisters.