Bearhug Bamboo Supports For Gymgoers

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How Important Are Supports In The Gym?

Going to the gym is a great way to keep fit and look after your body. But pushing yourself too far or too fast or having incorrect form can cause injury. That's where Bearhug comes in: to protect your joints and muscles and help you get the most out of your workouts.

Perfect addition to your kit bag for those with less than perfect knees! Supportive, warm and very comfortable to wear. Currently using them for the gym and golf when needed and looking forward to using them for skiing.

Prevalence Of Gym Injuries

Are you eager to get into fitness, but the last time you tried, it ended in an injury? You aren't  alone! As many as 70-80% of people looking to start a fitness regime at the gym are deterred in the first three months due to an injury, and while some people can recover and get back to it, it can act as a deterrent. 

Luckily, our team at Bearhug has designed perfectly fitting joint supports and muscle sleeves, which will help you get into a fitness routine without ending up in A&E!

So, whether you are new to the gym or a seasoned gym rat, our range of Bearhug compression supports and sleeves is the perfect training partner to help you train harder, prevent injury, and promote a speedy recovery.  

Different Supports For Different Body Parts

Take a look at the different body parts that are injured the most frequently at the gym and how our bamboo supports can help you prevent injuries and recover from them. 

Ankle Supports

If you are new to exercise, building up the ankle may take time, and rather than getting laid up in bed with an injury, it is best to have option B in your back pocket!

At Bearhug, we have an ankle compression support, or sleeve, which can help to prevent wear and tear of the ankle, which can lead to arthritis and even plantar fasciitis. It also helps to keep the blood moving, whether you are on a cross trainer or a treadmill, so you are less likely to suffer muscle soreness once your workout is over.

Calf Supports

Have you ever had shin splints? Most people who jog or run at the gym have, and, let's be honest, they hurt. A lot! Why does this happen? In simple terms, when you are running or exercising the leg, the calf is the shock absorber and is also the area most prone to fractures.

One way to help maintain this area is wearing the Bearhug calf compression sleeve. This sleeve will help reduce the impact of the activities that you do at the gym, prevent muscle sprains and strains, and prevent tendonitis. To stop yourself from giving up on your exercise regime, choose Bearhug to let you train for longer.

Elbow Supports

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is, without a doubt, the most well-known of all elbow-related injuries, but it is far from being the only one. There is also golfers' elbow (medial epicondylitis), elbow tendinitis, and ulnar collateral ligament injury, or UCL.

Warms-ups are important, but remember, you can also add something else to your training kit. The Bearhug elbow compression support will help you keep the range of motion in your elbow fluid, thus preventing pulls or strains and reducing post-workout swelling.

Knee Supports

Knee injuries, like tendonitis (also known as jumper knee), can cause stiffness and a reduced range of motion, which is not what you want if you are training for a marathon or are simply engaging in cardio. So, one way you can prevent a knee injury when at the gym is to wear one of our supports from Bearhug.

Our knee compression support will help offer your knee stability and support, especially if you are engaging in weightlifting or any other exercises that involve lateral movements. Many professional weightlifters wear knee supports to help with training, so it's well worth looking into as a safe option! The compression also helps promote blood flow and reduce inflammation and swelling around the knee to keep your workouts on track!

Thigh Compression Sleeves

Next on the list is the thigh, which has a whole range of different muscles that can be injured by workouts. Indeed, many people who have been training their thighs with squats or lunges have reported all manner of injuries from a quadricep strain, a hamstring strain, an adductor strain, and even iliotibial band syndrome. None of these are great, and while prep and hydration are useful in preventing them before you begin your workout, our team at
Bearhug can also help to stop them from happening at all. Our thigh compression sleeve is designed to prevent strains, pulled muscles, and the dreaded delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). So, it's a must-have when you train legs.

Wrist Supports

Much like the elbow, the wrist is at risk of injury when lifting weights or using a rowing machine. We have the perfect wrist compression support sleeve. This will prevent wrist tendonitis and will also aid in the recovery period after an intense session involving bench press and curls. It will also help regulate the blood flow, which will help with a better grip.

Do You Need To Always Wear Supports To The Gym?

Some trainers will say yes, and others will say no. At Bearhug, we say yes, as our sleeves prevent injury and help keep your joints supported without being overbearing (see what we did there?)

If you have had an injury and are just getting back into the gym, you should always wear one of our supports on the affected area to help with healing and during training, such as heavy lifting or bench pressing, where you should wear wrist supports as a basic measure to prevent pulls and strains. It is also not uncommon for people who have joint issues, such as arthritis, to attend gym
sessions, and for obvious reasons, we always recommend that those who have any chronic condition ensure that their joints are supported and firm. 

You don't have to have an existing injury to wear one of our supports; they're for everyone! Turn to Bearhug to help you train harder and longer.

I'm a member of a functional fitness gym; and with pre-existing left ACL and right torn meniscus the sleeves are very comfortable and help me last the session. Recommended!