LINEBREAK Compression Clothing - How It Works

Basically - by applying various levels of compression to working muscle groups directly under the skin. Compression improves blood circulation providing many benefits.

LINEBREAK compression clothing works by getting oxygen rich blood from your heart to your muscles faster which means they perform better. Getting fresh blood into the muscle means getting nasty by-products out, for example - lactic acid. This is just one way compression clothing such as tights and socks improves your performance.

Getting fresh blood supplied quicker to working muscle groups for better performance is great! But what about recovery? Again, post-exercise, getting oxygen rich blood to tired muscles is key. Similar to massage, LINEBREAK graded compression clothing promotes better blood flow to tired muscles. Better blood flow eases muscle stiffness which means faster and more effective recovery to the muscle cells. Compression is effective as a post-exercise recovery measure, because the garments tight elastic properties helps keep down some of the swelling that occurs with the blood flow. It’s recommended they be worn for a couple of hours after exercise to quicken recovery time for maximum benefit.

Besides circulation, during and post exercise, LINEBREAK compression clothing can reduce your risk of injury and extend your endurance by supporting muscles and also helping maintain good posture. For instance, during a bike ride, a compression garment can help, both in terms of your back feeling less fatigued and also provide a feeling of maintaining good posture.

In running, imagine a slow-motion video of a runner’s foot striking the ground. Imagine the downward shockwave through the thigh followed by the reverberation as the quad bounces back up. All this movement causes muscle fibres to tear. But don’t worry, this is the natural degradation of muscles that lead to fatigue. What LINEBREAK compression clothing does is act like a firm set of hands gently holding the muscle in place to reduce the shock. The better you can do that, the less damage you cause and the longer you can go for. Also, you will have caused less damage to recover from. This benefit applies to all working muscles and isn’t limited to just legs.

Often forgotten the sense of proprioception is promoted by compression clothing. Proprioception is the sense of the relative position of neighbouring parts of the body and strength of effort being employed in movement. The mind integrates information from proprioception and from the body vestibular system into its overall sense of body position, movement, and acceleration. Proprioception can best be described as ‘movement sense’.

As if all that wasn’t reason enough, LINEBREAK garments also control your body temperature in both hot and cold conditions. When you sweat in the heat, the fabric draws the sweat to the surface of the garment and spreads it across the entire garment to increase surface area and aid evaporation. The bigger that area is, the more efficiently you’ll be cooled (a bit like having a cool flannel over you on a hot night). In the cold, this evaporation means you’ll dry quickly if you sweat and when you’re dry, the undergarment helps keep your warmth in. Besides being comfortable, a regulated body temperature conserves energy for your sport - energy that would have otherwise been used fighting temperature fluctuations.

So there you have it - PERFORM. PROTECT. RECOVER.

Technology - Compression Explained


Muscle Sense

Muscle Sense is the brain's ability to know where our muscles are and what they are doing.

Our LINEBREAK garments offer natural movement. With our technically structured compression design that can help reduce the risk of injury, LINEBREAK compression returns to its original shape with the stress your body puts it under.

LINEBREAK compression supports your key muscles to reduce micro-tearing. Reducing movement and focusing direction, the seams on LINEBREAK are placed strategically to offer muscle support. This promotes proprioception. (When training, the proprioceptive sense can be sharpened through study of many disciplines. Examples are, reaction times and efficient movement).

The results of this are:

  • A reduction of vibration in your muscles
  • A reduction in soft tissue damage
  • A reduction of soreness after exercise
  • A reduced risk of muscular injury when fatigued
Warp Knit

Warp knitting is the use of multiple yarns for superior fit and performance.

Warp knit fabrics don't have a natural stretch. The use of spandex makes sure the content of elasticity, helps control the compression for the ultimate performance.

Warp knitting a compression product is superior to using circular knit which has natural stretch. It makes it hard to maintain the correct level of compression. Circular knit fabrics don't offer the same structure and durability, they may potentially run if caught. Many yarns are used for warp knitting to offer a stronger fabric. Warp knit offers moisture management, this feature runs through the loops of the garment.

Moisture Management

Sweat is your body's way of regulating your body temperature. Moisture wicking is in all of our LINEBREAK garments. Moisture wicking means, sweat is drawn away from your skin, so you stay dry, allows breathability. This process allows your body to regulate its temperature normally.

UV Protection

Linebreak compression fabrics have a UV protection of 30+, protection from the sun is important, please note this is not the same on the mesh paneling of our garments. We encourage you to slip/slop/slap!