does compression make muscles smaller?

  1. New Member
    bigintensions's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  185 lbs.
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Age
    19
    Posts
    475
    Rep Power
    70532
    Level
    22
    Lv. Percent
    95.15%

    does compression make muscles smaller?


    I play baseball and we have practice that lasts like 4 hours. I have been getting pretty bad shin splints. I'm thinking about gatteing a mcdavid compression leg sleeve to help not get shin splints. Will tight compression make my calves smaller?

  2. New Member
    bigintensions's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  185 lbs.
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Age
    19
    Posts
    475
    Rep Power
    70532
    Level
    22
    Lv. Percent
    95.15%

    Bump
  3. Advanced Member
    Type O Hero's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  182 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    961
    Rep Power
    90912
    Level
    27
    Lv. Percent
    10.76%

    I don't see how wearing a compression sleeve would make a muscle smaller. You're increasing pressure in that area but unless you're cutting off circulation I don't see any reason why you'd lose muscle tissue.

    Plus it's not like you're going to be wearing this thing all day anyway. Don't worry about it..

    I had shin splints when I played football and the only way I could ever get rid of them was to completely rest them and not do any kind of running. I played through them but it was a bitch!! Good luck
    •   
       

  4. New Member
    bigintensions's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  185 lbs.
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Age
    19
    Posts
    475
    Rep Power
    70532
    Level
    22
    Lv. Percent
    95.15%

    Quote Originally Posted by Type O Hero
    I don't see how wearing a compression sleeve would make a muscle smaller. You're increasing pressure in that area but unless you're cutting off circulation I don't see any reason why you'd lose muscle tissue.

    Plus it's not like you're going to be wearing this thing all day anyway. Don't worry about it..

    I had shin splints when I played football and the only way I could ever get rid of them was to completely rest them and not do any kind of running. I played through them but it was a bitch!! Good luck
    Thanks bro. I'm just going to wear it and not worry about it

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Compression Bands?
    By Lou villian in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-30-2010, 11:21 PM
  2. help..im getting smaller
    By jondip in forum Bulking
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-19-2009, 07:26 PM
  3. Compression shorts for sport/lifting
    By walugi in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 03-08-2009, 10:27 PM
  4. "Skins" Technical Compression clothing
    By Highlanda01602 in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-11-2008, 02:56 PM
  5. If you use the smaller ones..
    By bigpetefox in forum IGF-1/GH
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 12-18-2005, 01:46 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Log in