Anyone try the Under Armour ReCharge?

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  1. Ichinichi

    Ichinichi take dat blue pill

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    Have any of you guys/gals tried this "recovery" product from Under Armour?

    Link to product page here.

    If so, what are your thoughts? I'm after real experience, please, not speculation.

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  2. 4cd-Air

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    YOU BROKE YOUR BODY DOWN...NOW BUILD IT BACK UP. Post-Game/Post-Workout Compression That Recharges You.
    -Wear after games or workouts to re-energize your body.
    -Strategic Compression promotes muscle repair by targeting & stabilizing muscles.
    -Designed to reduce swelling, soreness time & fatigue.
    -Armour®Stretch improves mobility and accelerates dry time with lightweight fabrics built in a 4-way stretch.
    -Built with Flatlock Seams that feel smooth against the skin and prevent chafing.
    -Raglan sleeve construction allows for total mobility and a full range of motion, while eliminating shoulder seam abrasion points.
    -30+ UPF protects your skin from the sun's harmful rays and inhibits premature aging.
    -81% Polyester / 19% Elastane 5 oz.
    -Imported.
     
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    Im the biggest UA fanboi in the world but :wtf:
     
  4. 4cd-Air

    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    all you are going to get is speculation and flames, something tells me everybody here would rather spend their money on more jack3d and hookers instead of "recovery undergarments"
     
  5. Ichinichi

    Ichinichi take dat blue pill

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    thanks for the heads up, 4cd-Air.

    for those interested, the original study was published 9 years ago, June 2001. the lead author is Dr. William Kraemer now at Neag School of Education at UConn. the question was whether a compression sleeve would make a difference in recovery after strenuous work out (as opposed to a suit).

    here's the primary source material:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11411623

    I have the full pdf if any of you guys are interested in the primary material rather than taking the word of the biggest guy you know as gospel.
     
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    Cliffs on the study !
     
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    retorq What up bitch??

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    My boss wears underarmor shirts to work. It shows off his 44inch gut nicely.
     
  8. Ichinichi

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    coming up. while you're waiting here's another study comparing compression garments from three competing manufacturers (adidas, UA and Skins).

    http://bjsportmed.com/content/41/7/409.abstract
     
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    none of us will notice the difference. :o
     
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    muscle compression seems like snake oil to me, but to each his own, I suppose.

    The "primary source" was a study with a group of 20 women. not a large sample size, and not representative of the general population. Also, there may be a confounding effect, since both sample groups knew whether or not they were in the experiment or control group.
     
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    $200 for the set......:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    did my video spark this? hah
     
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    do you have any personal experiance with the garments, or do you have some testimonies?
     
  16. 4cd-Air

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    http://store.skins.net/intl/men.html?sport_type=133&limit=all



    I don't think I'd buy these but I would maybe ask for the full body set as a gift :mamoru:

    I understand the concept, could be lols
     
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    download the bulgarian o lifting video in the other thread, all of those guys are wearing this
     
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    I'll probably pick up a set next year during the colder season to wear under my sweats.
     
  19. Ichinichi

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    Subjects had no weight lifting experience for at least 24 months prior to experiment
    Subjects matched for age, weight, body fat percentage (7-point skin fold measurements) and one rep max concentric strength
    Subjects agreed not to take any potentially confounding medications (i.e. aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, etc.)
    Random assignment of 10 in experimental group; 10 in control (no compression) group
    Compression garment generates 10 mm Hg compression force (25% lycra content)
    Garment covered the dominant arm from axillary line to mid-forearm in 20 female subjects
    Exercise were 2 sets of 50 rep controlled bicep curls on a Biodex System 2 isokenetic dynamometer set at 60-degrees/sec
    Compression sleeve put on immediately after "excercise" and kept on for 5 days post "workout".

    Statistically significant (but IMO not practically significant) differences between exp and ctrl group for:
    1. elbow flexon peak torque
    2. peak power

    Statistically insignificant differences in:
    1. Blood serum cortisol
    2. Blood serum LDH

    Statistically significant differences in:
    1. Serum Creatine Kinase (lower with compression)
    2. Soreness (from daily questionaire; less with compression)
    3. Swelling (by measuring change in arm circumference; no difference pre and post workout with compression compared to day 1 difference of 1.5cm to day 4 and 5 w/ diff of 2.5cm w/o compression)
    4. No compression meant reduced flexibility (by elbow angle; no compression meant decreased flexibility of approx 8 degrees)
     
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  20. Ichinichi

    Ichinichi take dat blue pill

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    i'm here to ask questions, brah.

    edit: "testimonies" can be found on the UA site. but i'm not satisfied due to the possibility of fanboy effects and how the average person will believe many things if they sound intuitively appealing and cost enough.
     
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    primary source is a term used to refer to original scientific studies, kiddo. the journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy is a scientific journal. snake oil may be true since there's a lot of marketing behind these things, but that's why i wanted to look at the original data myself. i don't see where your speculation about the source material comes from.
     
  22. Ichinichi

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    these are human volunteers, not mice or yeast; many medical investigations involve fewer mice than the number of subjects used in this study.

    the sleeve was Raschell fabric with 25% Lycra content.

    i doubt more compression is always better; at some point bloodflow will be adversely affected.
     
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  23. Ichinichi

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    i've never posted nor read any other thread in FnN so i have no idea what you're referring to.
     
  24. el es dee

    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    GTFO with your logic...
     
  25. Ichinichi

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    :wtc:
     
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