How Compression Works for You
When we first created ABA Cellulite Smoothers a decade ago, it was purely for
esthetic reasons. We knew that almost everyone had cellulite and wanted to fight
it. So for nearly two years we scoured the marketplace for just the right fabric
--and then our team of designers created just the right fit using modern technical
sewing methods. Our ABA Cellulite Smoothers became an instant best seller. Then
you—our customers—started talking, and it didn’t take long for the word to spread
that beauty isn’t the only advantage of our ABA compression shorts. Athletes
and people who stand on their feet all day noted their experience with the pants’
performance-enhancing quality. Then we heard from lymphedema patients and from
clinical therapists that there are significant medical advantages to wearing
compression pants. We did further research and we found out our ABA compression
bike shorts fulfilled a list of functions! Check it out.
Medical and scholastic experts praise the benefits of compression. Compression
pants keep muscles warm, helping prevent strain and fatigue. Dr. William J.
Kraemer, a professor of kinesiology at the University of Connecticut, and the
author or co-author of 10 books on sports medicine and exercise, has studied
compression garments for much of his career. In one of his studies of male and
female varsity track athletes, Dr. Kraemer found that the athletes jumped higher
when wearing compression shorts and also registered higher skin temperatures,
which is beneficial for preventing injury. In another study of 12 women, Dr.
Kraemer found that compression leg wear reduced athletic fatigue. (These studies
were conducted when Dr. Kramer led The Penn State Center for Sports Medicine.)
In addition to keeping the muscles warm, compression regulates body temperature
the other way, too, by efficiently removing perspiration from the skin. That
assists the body's cooling system in warm weather and keeps the body warm in
Compression promotes increased circulation by speeding up blood flow to muscles
and removing waste like lactic acid and extra body fluids. This again leads
to faster recovery times after strenuous exercise and medically speaking, compression
garments are recommended by doctors for circulatory conditions, namely lymphedema
Dr. Kramer and others have noted that lycra is what helps compression. ABA
Cellulite Smoothers are made of 55% nylon and 45% Lycra Power and that’s more
than twice the amount of Lycra used in almost every other body shaping garment
in today’s marketplace!
Lymphedema is a condition of localized fluid retention caused by a comprised
lymphatic system. Primary lymphedema is a rare, inherited condition characterized
by problems with the development of the body’s lymph vessels. Secondary lymphodema
is more common, and it can occur after lymph node surgery or radiation therapy,
in which the treatment of cancer causes damage to the nervous system. The Mayo
Clinic recommends compression to help reduce swelling in the affected limbs.
Edema – the medical term for swelling – can occur anywhere on the body, but
often occurs in the lower legs or hands, particularly after sitting or standing
for a significant period of time. A common cause of edema is venous disease,
a condition in which the legs cannot pump enough blood back to the heart because
the valves in the veins may be damaged. This leads to fluid collecting in the
Our compression pants help counteract this by applying steady and manageable
pressure to the muscles and veins in your legs. You see, compression encourages
blood to flow up the leg through assisting veins and valves in the legs in their
job by forcing weaker veins to work better.
A Big Attitude’s full length Cellulite Smoothers Leggings would be especially
helpful attire under these circumstances - our Cellulite Smoothers Bike Shorts
and Leggings can be worn as an undergarment or as outer wear. And athletes,
you can increase your performance, your comfort and your health.
Our ABA Cellulite Smoothers fan club along with our newer Power Legs fan club
tell us that our product has changed their lives. Here’s our favorite comment
that summarizes this loyalty:
“I play tennis twice a week. I wear my Power Legs every time. Without them
I feel naked!”
You can buy our ABA Cellulite Smoothers at www.abigattitude.com
and our Power Legs at www.power-legs.com.