COMPRESSION FOR CRICKET

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36% increase in overall recovery performance

Perhaps no sport has such a unique set of demands as cricket. One of the few sports where the player has to work as an individual for long stretches, and seamlessly communicate and cooperate as a unified team, cricket also requires a broad set of strengths and physical skills for success. 

During test matches, cricketers cover an average of 25 kilometres per day in the field over a period of 5 days - making it of maximum importance for each player to return with their strength up every day. In addition to this endurance, players also have to ensure their fitness is at its peak for those all-important short sprints, while upper bodies have to be braced for the impact of a catch at all times. Even travelling for cricket fixtures is primarily long-haul; with key competitions and premier leagues held in Canada, Australia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and the Caribbean, the strain on the body as a result of such long-haul travel can be immense.

Our studies prove that using our CRX compression garments in recovery and following our recommended protocols, you can look to achieve: 

36% more next day power.

37% more next day strength.

36% increase in overall recovery performance.

The physical and mental intensity demanded by the game means you’ll need to be at your peak at all times - without a moment off for the duration of play. Both high and low intensity, with short bursts and long stretches of play - cricketers have to be agile, adaptable and flexible - and so does their compression. 

Stay strong, no matter how long you’re out on the field - with CRX Compression for recovery.

Go 4% further, 2% faster and achieve 5% more power.

With CRX compression for cricket, recovery starts as soon as you step off the field. Our graduated compression panels work to boost venous return, as they apply pressure to the limbs and muscles you’ve worked with in play. 

By introducing CRX compression garments into your recovery protocols, you can look to achieve 4% increase in time to exhaustion, 2% increase in sprint speed and a 5% increase in muscle power.

This tight compression stimulates the oxygen-rich blood flow to the muscle and simultaneously boosts the removal of waste products back to the heart. This removal of products like lactic acid means that its natural results of localised swelling or microswelling are interrupted - keeping your limb functional and blood flow stimulated. Without swelling, no fluid presses on the player’s pain receptors, meaning no pain response is triggered in the limb or the brain. To put it another way, compression keeps pain and swelling at bay - helping you recover faster. 

Essential for professional athletes and cricketers in competitions at the peak of their career, CRX compression uses cutting-edge medical technology to assist in recuperation and boost performance - right when you need it most. 

INJURY PREVENTION

One of the most important functions of CRX compression for cricket is in its qualities of injury prevention. Cricketing injuries can be as diverse as the game itself, with impact injuries, endurance injuries and repetitive strain cropping up as common. However, as cricketers will know, several regions of the body suffer more than others. 


One of the most impacted areas of the body in professional cricket is the lower body - striking a delicate balance between sprints and longer strides. Over a five-day span in Test cricket, with 12-hour days a common fixture, cricketers must maintain strength and endurance: showing up fully rested and recharged day after day.

Calves, glutes, feet and ankles are put under pressure from the sheer duration of play, but must be ready to tap into intense bursts of exercise at a second’s notice. It isn’t just elite sportspeople who face this level of strain: club cricketers in a game of ten overs can still cover approximately 10 miles a game. 


Bowlers, for instance, commonly present several specific injuries. Oblique  injuries in the side can impact bowlers at any stage, creating muscular tears ranging anywhere from 6cm to 10cm. A slow-healing trauma, an oblique injury can take a cricketer out for 4-6 weeks: a risk not worth taking in a short 5-month summer season. 


Known as pars stress fractures, spinal stress fractures are typically caused by the repetitive hyper-extension and spinal rotation which can occur in fast bowling.

Finally, posterior impingement in the front foot can be the mark of a bowler  - and not in a good way. Thanks to the unique movement of bowling in cricket, bowlers put a pressure of ten times their body weight on their ankle as they land, rotating through the front foot at an angle which can cause severe pain and time-consuming recovery. 


Cricketers at all levels face injuries on the wrists from bowling and batting as well as risking severe impact injuries from unplanned contact with the ball. 

The good news? CRX is here to help. 


FASTER RECOVERY

CRX compression garments are proven to provide a massive 43% reduction in next day DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) following tough training sessions or competition. 

With CRX, cricketers can compress to combat the effects of both repetitive and sudden injuries. Our cricket compression wear offers cricketers supportive garments to work with nutrient-rich blood flow into their muscles, maximising performance and minimising fatigue. The 20% lycra content of our cricket compression range provides the right amount of flex and stretch to retain your range of movement, whilst the 80% nylon content supports muscles at rest. 


Implementing CRX compression wear for cricketers is a vital part of being able to maintain play after play. Slipping on CRX compression garments after a fixture means that your muscles start to recover immediately: our graduated compression begins to boost venous return, bringing that oxygenated blood to any sites of trauma, micro-swelling or muscle tears. Common injuries that can take cricketers off the field for weeks at a time are targeted in a matter of hours, bringing swellings down and stimulating the flow of healing blood to your limbs. 


Applying CRX compression after cricket ultimately means that professionals won’t miss a second more of the game than they have to: remaining rested and restored after each play to get back out there in the morning. With assisted recovery from injury, players experience a faster recovery from intense exercise - letting them perform at full power the next time they step onto the field. 

Increased Performance

With long training regimens, huge distances covered on the field and intense periods of energy required to sprint, catch and bowl, it’s no surprise professional cricketers look to compression to get an edge on their competition. 

Applying CRX compression immediately after intense exercise gives your muscles the best chance to recover before the next play. Bringing swelling down and effectively settling muscles after a huge exertion for hours ensures that muscles have the best chance at overcoming any trauma or endurance strain. Avoid missing training sessions or even fixtures when you invest into recovery - keeping you at peak physical fitness and performance.

COMPRESSION TIGHTS FOR CRICKET

CRX compression tights for cricket can be one of the best ways to reduce swelling and pain in the glutes, legs, calves, and ankles. After a day in the field, or between fixtures, our experts recommend sleeping in your CRX compression tights, both to reduce DOMS and benefit from improved venous return. Wearing our 20% lycra compression tights after cricket may additionally help to minimise the damage of microbleeds, with stimulated blood flow helping to reduce the severity of the damage and work to prevent it becoming a symptomatic bleed the next day.

COMPRESSION SHORTS FOR CRICKET

Our compression shorts for cricket work to prevent high hamstring injuries, pubic symphysis and sporting groin with tight compression on hardworking bodies. If you sustain an injury during play, are playing with an old injury and risking a flare-up, or in the midst of recovery, CRX compression shorts provide both pre- and post- pressure when it’s needed. Keep glutes and quads powering you through, with CRX compression shorts. 

COMPRESSION TOPS FOR CRICKET

CRX compression tops for cricket are crucial for use post-play in your active recovery phrase. Our experts recommend compressing after you walk off the field to protect against worsening those oblique tears or muscular spasms sustained during play. A microtear in the thoracic muscles could dramatically deepen or increase in severity if proper compressive wear is not observed - but with compression could theoretically stop tears worsening from Stage 1 to Stage 3 in a matter of hours. 

COMPRESSION SOCKS FOR CRICKET

CRX cricket compression socks are essential in fighting issues of posterior impingement and pressure felt in the feet during play. With an enormous amount of weight forced through the ankle, foot and toes, feet can swell dramatically during and after play.  Protect your ankle and lower leg with our 20% lycra blend, wrapping around your hardworking lower limb for swelling reduction, DOMS prevention and improved venous return. 

Additionally, protect lower limbs on long-haul travel from DVT, edema or clot risk. Our socks provide 20-30mm/HG in comparison to standard flight travel socks which offer just half the compression at 12-15mm/HG - for healthy blood flow throughout transport.

CALF SLEEVES FOR CRICKET

CRX calf sleeves for cricket can help to protect the lower limbs against both previous calf injuries or severe tears and swelling caused by new traumas or microtears. Calf and mobility issues are all-too-common amongst cricketers, so prevent a recurrence of old injuries with CRX calf sleeves. Increase venous return, and ensure oxygen can reach your muscles a little easier with our graduated compression, thanks to the 20% lycra content. Boost the performance and blood flow of your mid-achilles and SOAS, with CRX compression wear for cricket.

Left untreated, cricket injuries can cause players to be cut down in their prime. Pain causes reduced function, reduced activity, and ultimately, reduced performance.

Don’t risk repetitive strain or impact injuries getting in the way of play - shop the CRX cricket range now.