Introduction to 2XU
Based in Melbourne, Australia, the philosophy of 2XU has been to promote human performance through competition and training. Making a name for itself by crafting wetsuits, compression, and athletic apparel, their functional quality and cool factor is uncompromisingly delivered as an end product.
Through the years, they’ve partnered with heavyweights such as the Australian Institute of Sports and other research scientists, leading 2XU to industry recognition, and most recently becoming the official compression partner of the Ironman brand.
Introduction to Compression
With roots in medicine, compression apparel has found application in sports and competition, aiding athletes to perform better and recover faster.
2XU has redefined the compression category by sourcing and working with the right fabric for varying stages of athletic performance. 2XU’s latest fabric – PWX – which stands for Power, Weight, and Flex, offers different denier gauged fabric, providing different levels of mmHg to narrowly tailor toward the specific needs of an athlete. This has been the design philosophy of the new 2XU compression, making it one of the unique product in the industry.
How 2XU Compression Works:
The design of 2XU’s compression is graduated – it’s more compressive at the extremities to encourage and enhance venous return, pushing de-oxygenated blood back to the heart while also allowing the arteries to relax to deliver oxygenated blood to improve overall circulation.
The Benefits of 2XU Compression:
- Increased blood circulation – sustained muscle performance, less fatigue, and faster recovery.
- Muscle containment – reduced muscle vibration, improved muscle alignment for increased power.
- Reduced effects of delayed onset muscle soreness.
- Improved thermal regulation – better cooling and warming in varied climates
The Primary uses of 2XU Compression:
- Active wear – warming up, training and racing
- Recovery – post workout
- Destination races – Prevention of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and pooling of blood in feet on air travel.
- Sleeping – Increases circulation for improved muscle repair and faster recovery
- At high altitude – to help combat less oxygen
- Rehabilitation from injury or surgery
Introduction to P,X, and R
Designed for active use, this category focuses on dampening muscle oscillation during performance. This unique fabric offers great breath-ability, moisture management, and flexibility to keep the wearer comfortable and focused on performance.
Xform (Active and Refresh)
Combining the fabrics from both Active and Refresh, XFORM is powerful and breathable, providing support to dampen muscles oscillation, and more efficient delivery of oxygenated blood to fatigued muscles.
Refresh (Pure Recovery)
Constructed with high denier fabric, the Refresh category is the gold standard for compression apparel, as the recovery phase is where its athletic use began. The application is vast, as it can be used post workout, during long travel (to prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis), during sleep to maximize muscle repair and recovery, and rehabilitation from injury or surgery.
2XU currently offers a full range of compression apparel with its new revolutionary fabric to include arm sleeves, cycling bibs, compression shorts, and knickers as well. You can find these and more on OneTri.com’s 2XU Compression homepage.