Compression with CopperJoint

This post is sponsored by CopperJoint.

 Since I’m moving and grooving again in the exercise world, I’ve been enjoying all of the benefits that come along with it:

Endorphins! I just want to run around high-fiving people 

SWEAT! Does anyone else love to sweat? I had missed it so much, and I rejoice every time I teach Spin and look like I jumped in a pool with my clothes on

I sleep better at night because I’ve used some energy during the day

I feel stronger and more energized

Edit6 With all of these benefits, I’ve also noticed that my knee has been talking to me a little. It’s not in a painful way, but in a “Hey, you’re using me a lot right now after you’ve ignored me for so long” kinda way. Since I do a lot of exercises that involve repetitive movement and flexion at the knee joint (especially though Spin, barre and Orangetheory), I’ve needed to up my recovery game to prevent overuse injuries.

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Some of the things that have helped:

-Making sure to stretch often, and foam roll occasionally 

-Drinking tart cherry juice! When I drink it consistently, it has helped decrease recovery time

and COMPRESSION, which has helped considerably, especially with my knee that’s been talking to me.   

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Compression is something I never really got into during my intense running days, because I didn’t find a method that worked well for me. I found out about CopperJoint, and have been really excited to add it into my recovery game. It’s one of the tools you can use without affecting your workout or comfort. 

Here’s a little bit about CopperJoint:

-Copper provides joint compression sleeves, which can help provide support during and after activities. Compression can help relieve pain from muscle stiffness and soreness, reduce muscular repair time, and return oxygen to working muscles.

-The sleeves are infused with 88% copper nylon, which is the highest percent copper percentage in the market. The copper provides antimicrobial function, which is helpful for sweaty workouts! Here are all of the products they offer.

-They’re thin and lightweight, providing full range of motion through a joint. This is why I usually don’t recommend wrapping muscles during activity, as it can hinder range of motion and affect movement patterns. The Copper Joint sleeves provide support while allowing you to move freely.

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-UPF 50+ protection, which is awesome for outdoor workouts

-The moisture-wicking material means you can wear the sleeves longer or overnight without extra irritation from moisture.

I’ve worn the sleeves in two spots: on my knee, and on my calves, which get pretty sore after teaching barre. I’ve noticed a huge difference in recovery and pain; my nagging knee was no longer angry after a couple of weeks of wearing them.

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You can check out their line of products here! My friends at CopperJoint offered a 20% discount to the first 50 readers to use the code FITNESSISTA20 here.

Do you use compression? What’s your favorite way to recover from a tough workout?

Have a great day <3

xoxo

Gina

This post is sponsored by CopperJoint. Thank you so much for supporting this blog and our amazing sponsors. 

Photos by Arielle Levy.

Location: Point Loma Sports Club

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Comments

  1. I bought one of these last year after breaking my tibia and my knee was achy after crutches. I don’t know if I had the wrong size or what but I had a small and it was huge. I ended up returning it because it had no compression at all.

  2. Gah, I have knee issues too. Might need to try these sleeves. What size are you wearing?

  3. First of all, I had no idea about tart cherry juice. Though I’m all in and find it delicious. Chalk that one up as a “W”!

    My (new – as in wedding pictures went up on the blog today, eek!) husband and I go on hikes across Colorado at least once a week and fellow hikers have been RAVING about Copperjoint! Both of us often complain a bit about knee pain, especially on the downhill portions, and I’ve been hearing that these compression sleeves really tend to help out!

    I’ll definitely have to check these out myself. Thanks for the tip!

    XO, Jessica
    http://www.semisweettooth.com

  4. I have a spin bike at home -someone was tossing it out for no good reason- how can I make sure I’m getting a good cardio? I usually warm up for 4 million , the increase intensity while standing and pedaling for a 1 min and the lower intensity while sitting for a 1 min- and keep alternating this for 30min, but I’m not sure I’m doing it right.

  5. This is timely as I’m training for my first marathon. I’ve been wearing regular compression calf sleeves but might look into these. My hamstrings get SOOOOO tight and my left calf will sometimes get tweaked because of that.

  6. I think the idea that copper helps joint pain has been shown to be a myth but I bet the compression helps! And those prices aren’t bad.
    http://www.webmd.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/news/20130918/copper-bracelets-rheumatoid-arthritis

    • Fitnessista says:

      They promote the copper for its antimicrobial properties- that way they don’t get stinky and gross 🙂
      Yes the prices are great!

  7. i’ve been curious about copperjoint! just got an ankle sleeve and socks 🙂
    now i just need something to help my back haha

  8. Thank you for the information on Copperjoint. I have heard the compression can be very helpful.

  9. I have to wear compression sleeves when running…If not, my shins scream bloody mercy. I will never go without some type of compression again…and pants help me keep my jiggle under control..hahaha!

  10. Stretch , stretch, stretch and lots of water. I work out 5 days per week, some interval, some weight lifting and cycling 2 times per week. Without a serious stretch and water after, I can barely move the following day.

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