Medical professionals have long recommended compression for patients looking to improve blood circulation and overall leg health. Backed by medi’s 60+ years of experience, CEP uses the science behind medical compression to help athletes maximize performance and recovery.
For the athlete, improving arterial blood flow is the key to peaking performance. CEP compression socks apply consistent compression to the calf, allowing the arterial walls to relax and the flow of oxygen-rich blood to increase by up to 40%. More oxygen means more power during performance and a faster recovery.
Graduated medical grade compression that is tighter at the ankle improves vein health by reducing the veins’ diameter and pushing de-oxygenated blood back to the heart.
Benefits of CEP Compression
CEP compression socks have been scientifically proven to improve blood flow, allowing athletes to reach higher speeds using less energy.
Proven to increase performance by 5%*
A Faster Run: The latest studies show that athletes wearing CEP compression socks can improve their running time by 5%! At a marathon time of four hours, this would equal twelve minutes gained.
An Easier Run: With CEP, athletes decrease exertion by approximately 6% while actually reducing muscle strain.
Quicker Recovery: Even when an athlete is at rest, CEP compression socks increase blood circulation by up to 30%** shortening recovery time.
*Study of Technische Unversitat Dresden
**Published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning
Reduces vibration, increase oxygen and promotes healing.
Increase oxygen to optimize muscles, removes lactic acid.
Increases oxygen to the Achilles; padding prevents damage.
Increases blood flow to increase warmth in the muscle.
Graduated compression prevents venous reflux and pooling.
Not All Compression is Created Equal
With all the choices in compression sportswear these days, it can be hard to decide what product you should buy. How can you know if what is being offered is a “gimmick” or a truly effective performance tool?
CEP uses Graduated Compression. This means the socks and sleeves are tighter in the ankle, looser in the calf – brings blood back to the heart.
Our compression levels are medically tuned for maximum performance. We measure calf circumference to ensure proper compression. The compression on the calf is lower to effectively target the arteries and allow proper blood flow back to the heart, while the compression in the ankle penetrates deep veins to push blood back to the heart. Plus, our socks are anatomically correct with left and right feet.