Straight From the Manufacturers Mouth
Our compression garments are still made in Australia and are logical for sport, fitness and employment.
Featuring graduated compression our athletic compression tights can help improve your endurance, day to day performance and recovery. How, unlike normal tights the calculated targeted® design features graduated compression promoting blood circulation, reducing muscle wobble and consequently this increases performance and offers everyday better recovery – or next day muscle pain.
So, they aren’t just for elite athletes.
Whether you are walking, jogging, standing up all day, or engaging in any kinds of gym activities these garments will impress. This delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) occurs in the days following intense exercise & this is the #1 reason people look at compression. Give it a try.
The TARGETED MUSCLE GROUPS are isolated by the panels and seams
What does that mean? By now there is a good chance you would have seen your favourite athlete in competition or training wearing what looks like a tight Lycra ® under garment known as a compression garment.
early research by another Australian brand had Exercise scientists scrambling to research sport & compression. we have also published sports science resrach on compression garments and the research in general indicates compression garments represent a way of safely and legally manipulating human physiology to produce an internal environment that is more conducive to high performance and faster recovery.
this research has lead to every leading sports company mass producing compression wear in the hope to gain a slice of this new sports wear market.
back before 2004 when we actually started working on targeted compression, the manufacturing was simple & based on traditional manufacturing guidelines of straight seams. our pre production 2004 in-house research trended towards a need for individual muscle groups. we wanted a garment that not only assited compression ideas but one that was conducive to improving athletic performance. our targeted ® compression idea was protected with patents & registered designs, trademarks. in the end we what was important to us at bodyscience was a good garment.
Body Sciences Targeted ® compression enhances performance. In its purest essence Targeted ® compression acts as a facilitating exoskeleton to the muscles of the body allowing individual muscle groups to be activated via specific panels and seams so compression is applied to the desired muscle groups in the most efficient manner.
The targeted compression design allows the garment to move freely and flexibly – although thicker than most others, with the contours of the human body allowing dynamic movements of flexion and extension.
What does this mean in english? targeted ® compression allows the garment to enclose each muscle group like a sheath providing strength and support to all individual muscle groups in various exercise situations. The design is still Gradient Compression and takes into account the specific muscles required to improve athletic performance while working with the strategy that common soft tissue injuries occur in all forms of sporting activity.
Targeted ® compression to the major leg muscle groups including the Calf’s, Hamstrings, Quadriceps and Gluteal muscles have proven to be key to promoting unprecedented gains in performance whiles facilitating recovery.
The Calf Muscles is often responsible for pointing of the foot known as plantar flexion, an important component of any bounding or agility activity of the leg. In sporting situations this muscle can often become fatigued leading to ruptures where the Achilles tendon meets with the Calf muscle. Bodyscience’s Targeted compression design concisely follows the contours of the calf muscles allowing a reduction in muscle and ligament strains by improving spatial awareness of the muscles and keeping these muscles in line and at optimal positions.
The Hamstrings is a complex muscle group consisting of 3 muscles which are predominantly responsible for flexion of the knee and extension of the thigh making it an essential muscle for all running activities. The Targeted compression design allows the garments fabric to provide a facilitation of the eccentric-concentric contraction found in running whiles providing the muscle with optimal thermal temperatures ensuring a reduction in muscle strains and sprains.
The Quadriceps are made up of 4 muscles which all aid in extension of the leg and flexing the thigh essential for all dynamic movements. Often problems with the knees come back to poor alignment of these muscles which eventuates with injury under fatigue. The hand crafted cut of the targeted compression garment reduces muscle and ligament strain of the knee by improving spatial awareness of the muscles and improving lactic acid removal allowing a reduction in fatigue.
The Gluteal muscles are the three muscles that make up the buttocks and form some of the most strongest and explosive muscles in the human body. An understanding of the importance of these muscle groups during exercise led to the targeted compression design incorporating specific panels to assist the Gluteal muscle group by aiding blood flow to the muscles promoting improved muscular endurance and stability.
The panels are assembled in a way to provide TARGETED ® compression to the relevant MUSCLE GROUPS for each panel. This TARGETED compression allows each MUSCLE GROUP to be independently supported thus ensuring any injury is kept under compression even during movement of the muscle. Its not About laying out our cutting markers to get the best yield (or more cuts per mtr) . This more expensive panel assembly belief leads to increased efficiency in movement and reduces the likelihood of injury due to muscle misalignment. The use of specific angles for individual panels reduces the push-pull effect of traditional compression garments, which move as a whole rather than responding to a specific muscle group.
The TARGETED compression allows for strategies that involve athletic performance, injury recovery and injury prevention. Injuries are understood to include, muscle, tendon and ligament tears, strain and physiological stresses, minor discomfort, major injuries and fatigue. WE BELIEVE THAT SINCE VERSION 1 OUR TARGETED COMPRESSION IS A SCIENCE THAT TAKES INTO ACCOUNT KNOWLEDGE OF MUSCLE SHAPES AND THEIR FUNCTIONS. THE USE OF THIS SCIENCE AND OUR ABILITY TO MATCH IT WITH EXERCISE FUNCTIONS HAS ALLOWED US TO DEVELOP THE MOST ATHLETICALLY SUPERIOR COMPRESSION GARMENT ON THE PLANET.
Greg Young | Nathan Picklum
Product Development Directors.