Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Product Review - Tommie Copper Compression Sleeves

I first heard of Tommie Copper through a mutual friend at my gym.   Lucky for me, this was right around the time I started having pain in my left knee after doing the Around the Bay 30K road race.   I was doing the Boston marathon three weeks later, so I was looking for something to get me back on track.

Even though the Tommie Copper compression gear can be worn during a workout to ward of fatigue or simply as an all day garment underneath clothing to aid in recovery, I was solely using it as a recovery tool.

At night time, I would ice my knee and then put the knee sleeve on and wear it to bed all night.

When it came time to run the Boston marathon, I did so with minimal pain in my left knee.   I'd like to think that the knee compression sleeve had a lot to do with that.   Below is a picture of the knee sleeve.




The other piece that I received from Tommie Copper were the calf compression sleeves.   Again, these can be used for either training or recovery, but I have typically used them as a recovery tool.   I am currently training for Ironman Austria, so I have been putting up some decent training miles in both biking and running.   I use the sleeves after all big workouts to help me recover as quickly as I can.   They seem to do a really good job at this.   The copper infused yarn used in the material is likely the secret to the quick heeling effects.

Below is a picture of the calf sleeve.



Overall, I found both pieces to be supportive to the muscles and not constricting to movement or circulation.  They are washable & very soft.  I would highly recommend them to anyone.

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4 comments:

  1. I ordered the knee sleve felt ok but made welts on the back of my leg not what I had expeted.Just a way to take advantage of those looking for help

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  2. I recieved my shirt and gloves 2 days ago and the results where disappointing to say the least. Not that I was that surprised since I have tried numerous gadgets and gimmicks to try and relieve chronic influmation in my left shoulder and none of it has worked. I am really tired of spending good money trying to get a little relief and much needed sleep only to be ripped off once again by an overpaid celebrity. Neither the shirt or the gloves did anything.

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  3. Again, If it sounds too good to be true......it probably is!

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