While you might think tights are what your girlfriend wears to a boxercise class, many tradies are wearing them under their workwear to reduce the impact a tough day on the tools has on their body.
In fact, King Gee has launched a new dedicated range of compression tights that reduce aches, pains and chafing, according to a University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) study.
The idea came from the King Gee R&D team who found tradies were wearing sports compression tights to help them through the long hours on the tools.
This led to their launching of KingGee G2 Compression; a dedicated range of compression undergarments designed to help tradies reduce muscle soreness and fatigue, and promote faster muscle recovery.
According to King Gee, traditional sports compression tights are made to be worn for only a few hours in sport and gym settings, while KingGee G2 Compression Workwear has been designed for tradies to wear all day to help reduce the effects common manual labour tasks have on their muscles.
Category Manager at KingGee, Nicolas Gronier said: “as sporting garments are mostly designed for shorter wear periods, they can in fact compromise comfort and support for a working tradie,”.
“The KingGee G2 Compression Workwear range has been uniquely designed to help reduce the effects of labour tasks on muscles and promote faster muscle recovery, without compromising comfort,” he added.
Researchers at The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) put the range through a simulated day in the life of a tradesman, following ten participants performing prolonged manual labour tasks with and without the KingGee G2 Compression garments.
Testing found that KingGee G2 Compression Workwear not only reduced muscular soreness, anger and fatigue ratings in participants immediately and 24 hours after a work shift, but also increased the participants’ energy for work the following day. The results also found KingGee G2 Compression garments promoted an improved recovery timeframe for muscle fatigue in participants.*
Available in long and short top and bottom options, King Gee said the range also eliminates chaffing, reduces body odour, and includes Thermo-Active fabric technology which proactively manages body temperature.
With prices from $74 – $89 they are also a damn sight cheaper than some of the better known compression tight brands.
*Based on an independent study conducted by University of Technology Sydney where participants wore KingGee G2 Compression Workwear during and up to 24 hours after physical activity. Participants were tested before and following