Compression Sportswear Birmingham AL

Local resource for compression sportswear in Birmingham. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to sports equipment and athletic apparel, as well as advice and content on sportswear.

Paul Harbin's UAB Girls Soccer
423 Woodland Drive
Birmingham, AL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(205) 909-1400
Patton Creek
Hoover, AL
 
Ski N Stuff
(205) 823-6349
1021 Montgomery Highway
Vestavia Hills, AL
 
Academy
(205) 403-6145
2810 John Hawkins Pkwy (Hwy 150 at Paradise Pkwy)
Hoover, AL
 
Alabama Small Boats,Inc.
(205) 424-3634
2370 Hwy 52
Helena, AL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(205) 981-1320
Brook Highland Plaza
Birmingham, AL
 
Alabama Outdoors
(205) 870-1919
3054 Independance Dr
Homewood, AL
 
Academy
(205) 981-4150
310 Doug Baker Blvd (in the Lee Branch Shopping Center)
Birmingham, AL
 
Academy
(205) 661-5500
1612 Gadsden Hwy (in the Tutwiler Farms Shopping Center)
Birmingham, AL
 
Bass Pro Sports
(205) 702-7500
5000 Bass Pro Blvd.
Leeds, AL
Hours
Mon-Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PMSun 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Do Compression Shorts Work as Advertised?

July 28, 2010

Do Compression Shorts Really Work?

QHi, Bill:What do you think of compression shorts that claim to help remove the build up of lactic acid during training? ... Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? - Allan

Hi, Allan: I’m not familiar with all brands of compression sportswear, but I can vouch for the products made by the Australian company Skins. The company’s compression garments appear to work as advertised.

These days, clean athletes look for anything that will give them an edge in the sometimes dirty sports world, and many find compression garments, which are legal, helpful.

Among elite athletes who swear by Skins are two of New Zealand’s top skaters, Kalon Dobbin and my daughter, Nicole. (Skins is one of my daughter’s sponsors.)  Kalon and Nicole have found the Skins garments particu...

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