Compression pants in martial arts
Long compression pants (also called spats, tights or leggings) are becoming increasingly popular in martial arts. Especially in sports like Nogi BJJ, grappling or wrestling, but also increasingly in stand-up martial arts like MMA, kickboxing or Muay Thai.
What is compression leggings?
Compression shorts are tight-fitting fight pants made of synthetic fibers that are usually worn without additional boxer shorts and offer you several advantages during training.
They are elastic and therefore give you maximum freedom of movement. They are also sweat-wicking, keeping you drier than traditional underwear.
Compression pants are available in many designs and colors and can also be worn under conventional MMA fight shorts, for example.
What do compression leggings do?
The main purpose of compression pants is to provide a snug fit. The compression effect is said to lead to better blood circulation in the leg muscles and thus better performance during sports and better regeneration.
Why should you wear compression pants for martial arts?
Compression leggings in martial arts often serve the purpose of your Jockstrap to stow away. All Phantom Compression Tights have an internal mesh pocket in which you can put the... Phantom vector groin guard cup can push.
Thanks to the tight fit, the groin guard sits perfectly in position and does not interfere with training and competition.
How tight do compression tights have to be?
Compression leggings should feel tight, but still be comfortable to wear and not constrict. You should have enough space, especially in the crotch, to move your legs without problems, otherwise unpleasant abrasions can occur.
At Phantom Athletics we tailor our compression tights so that you can choose your traditional size that you also wear with your other shorts and pants. There is no reason to choose the shorts a size smaller.
Leggings / Tights / Spats / Compression Pants for men
Another type of fight pants commonly seen in martial arts gyms are Leggings.
These long compression pants are Compression shorts very similar in terms of flexibility and freedom of movement. In contrast to these, they cover the entire leg and thus offer more warmth and protection for the knees.
Leggings (also called tights or spats) are therefore mostly used in the colder seasons or to avoid abrasions on the knees (mat burn). You also see them more often BJJ, No-Gi BJJ or in wrestling.
This type of compression pants is also often used in combination or under one Board fight shorts carried.
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