Compression Tights Clothes Helps Prevents Venous Thrombosis

Venous Thrombosis, runners, running Venous Thrombosis

Thrombosis is a formation of a blood clot in the artery (arterial thrombosis) or vein (venous thrombosis). Venous Thrombosis is a blood clot (thrombus) that forms within a vein. A common type of venous thrombosis is a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which is a blood clot in the deep veins, usually in the leg. There are risks specific to runners.

The symptoms of deep vein thrombosis DVT are swelling in the foot, ankle, or leg; pain or tenderness, often starting in the calf; redness or noticeable discoloration; and warmth on the affected area.

The symptoms of PE include unexplained shortness of breath or rapid breathing; chest pain, especially breathing in; rapid heart rate; and light headedness, faintness, or palpitations.

If you have any of these symptoms, go to the doctor or the emergency room immediately. Ask for appropriate imaging tests (ultrasound of vein for DVT, CT scan for PE).

Compression clothes and tights helps prevents pooling of blood in the legs that can results to venous thrombosis. These clothes apply pressure on the surface of the skin that gives compression with the help of muscular pump effect of the muscles it aids in the circulation of blood.

Compression Calf Guards
Compression Calf Guards – looks like sleeves but for your calf. They are really tight. They are effective for the containment of the calf muscle when training and competing. They definitely helped in recovering quickly, it also help in preventing cramps.

2XU Compression Calf Guards $24.40

CopperJoint Calf Compression Sleeve $14.97

Trideer Calf Compression Sleeve, Leg Compression Socks for Sports Men and Women $8.99

Running Tights, Compression pants
Running Tights, Compression pants – These compression pants are a great under-layer for runners or cyclists. It gives compression benefits for the whole leg. It even protects the knees, by preventing the outward motion that causes wear and tear. It also keeps you warm in cold temperatures and keeps you cool in hotter temperatures.

Whenever I'm competing or in training I always wear compression gear as possible. I usually just wear Underarmour or nike but 2XU really offers serious compression. 

2XU Men's Elite Compression Tights $90.03

Compression Pants - Men's Tights Base $24.99

Tesla Men's Cool Dry Compression Baselayer Pants $12.98

Big Sur International Marathon 2016

Big Sur International Marathon 2016, race, marathon

Thousand of people participated in the Big Sur International Marathon 2016 held on Sunday April 24, 2016, 4,500 run the marathon representing 49 states and 37 countries. Big Sur Marathon offered an amazing scenery, it is along the California coast, and the Pacific Coast Highway 1, and it is supposed to be one of the most beautiful highways in the world, it was breathtaking. The first race kicked off at 6:30 a.m. and the marathon starts at 6:45 a.m.

Adam Roach (2:35) won the event again this year. Magda (3:01) held on to win the Women's group, while Neil Pearson won the B2B Challenge (2:39 + 2:45 = 5:25).

inov-8 All Terrain Running Video

Check out inov-8 Youtube video "All Terrain". The video shows amazin snowy mountain trails and asphalt road.

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Exercise benefits both our overall health and appearance

Exercise makes our heart stronger and if our heart are strong it can pump more blood to our body with each heart beat. By pumping more blood to our body it distribute more oxygen to our body. It also stimulate the small blood vessels in muscles that prevents lactic acid from forming.

Regular physical activity releases endorphins, a natural substances that fights stress, depression and anxiety.

People who exercise regularly are less vulnerable to viral illnesses such as colds and flu. It strengthen our immune system.

Excess weight is a factor that contributes to the development of heart disease, hypertension, stroke, and diabetes. Without the excess weight, you have less risk of developing these illness. In addition, low impact aerobic activities such as walking, for example, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis and its complications. In patients with arthritis, good options that avoid joint stress are swimming and water aerobics.

The combination of a balanced diet and regular physical activity will lead to weight reduction replacing fat with lean mass muscle it will make us both physically and mentally fit.

Proper Form in Running

Here's the proper posture for running, look forward to the horizon when running make sure that you do not bend forward or look down. Just keep your body erect and your face and jaw relaxed. Keep your shoulders relaxed, do not creat tension by tightening them.

The ideal posture is running tall as track and field coaches describe it.

Swing your arms forward and back while running and keep them close to the body. Your hands should not cross the midline of your body.

Running for beginners

A lot of people wants to run but find it hard to stay on running continuously for a long period of time.

Before everyting else you need to make a physical assessment including a cardiopulmonary exercise test. This assessment can be done in a clinic, gym, club or through your doctor. This will assess a patient’s exercise capacity.

The key here is practice, you need to make your body adapt to running and you need do it gradually you cannot do it in an instant.

Adaptation - in this step you'll gradually accustom your body to physical activity, your body will leave the state of inactivity to start an active state. The intensity of exercise is very light and its progression is not very pronounced. Patience and perseverance are very important at this stage.

Periodized Training - “Periodizing” your training is the key. Instead of doing the same routine month after month, you change your training program at regular intervals or “periods” to keep your body working harder, while still giving it adequate rest.

Alternate walking with running like for example in your first week you can walk for 4 minutes and run for 1 minute to complete the whole 30 minutes workout. Then in the second week increase the running to 2 minutes, gradually increase the running every week.

1st week: 4 min walk/1 min run alternately to complete 30 minutes.
2nd week: 4 min walk/2 min run
3rd week: 3 min walk/2 min run
4th week: 3 min walk/3 min run
5th week: 2 min walk/3 min run
6th week: 1 min walk/4 min run
7th week: 1 min walk/5 min run
8th week: 3 min walk/7 min run
9th week: 5 min walk/10 min run
10th week: 5 min walk/15 min run/5 min walk
11th week: 5 min walk/20 min run/5 min walk
12th week: 5 min walk/25 min run/5 min walk
13th week: 5 min walk/30 min run/5 min walk

Try twice or 3 times a week. 

Benefits of Running

Benefits of running, running, run, jogging, sprinting

Running is a means of terrestrial locomotion allowing humans and other animals to move rapidly on foot (wikipedia).

The term running can refer to any of a variety of speeds ranging from jogging to sprinting.

Benefits of running

Running has a lot of benefits, although there is a potential for injury just like in other sports. It is effective at making you healthier in a number of ways.

Weight Loss - Running is one of the best form of exercise that can effectively burn calories. It can definitely assist people in losing weight and staying in shape. Running also increases your metabolism.

Improve your overall Health - Running can reduce your total blood cholesterol and improve cardiovascular fitness. It will also strengthen your bones and improve your immune system.

Psychological benefits - Running can improve your self-esteem and emotional state, achieving your goals in running will give you a sense of empowerment that will make you happy.  Also many participants in the sport report feeling an elated, euphoric state, often referred to as a "runner's high". Running is also frequently recommended as therapy for people with clinical depression and people coping with addiction.

Word of caution, if you are gasping for breath or feels exhausted while running you need to slow down and do short distance running for a few weeks and it will improve gradually.