GREAT FEEDBACK ON CEP COMPRESSION:
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I've been a fan of CEP for a while. I bought a pair of compression socks in August while I was training for Ironman Florida (I raced in them as well). I would use them on all of my long training runs, and recover from some bike rides in them. My calves have always been the first muscle group to fatigue when I run long. The CEP socks helped a TON. After receiving the compression shorts, I immediately tried them on and loved the feeling. A TON more compression in the upper legs than a traditional "compression" short. Despite them being a running short, I threw them on under my bibs and went for a short bike ride in them. My quads felt great in them.
I also put them on for a training group that I lead. My group was going to be running 13 miles in preparation for the Fifth Third River Bank Run (25k). I actually had the CEP running shorts on in addition to my CEP socks. I went out with the middle of the pack to try to motivate the group and hold light conversation. After five miles of "warm up" I started to pick up the pace with intent to catch up to the leaders. I figured I would push the hilly miles to try to get a decent workout in for the day. My legs felt fantastic! Pushing the uphills in the CEP socks kept my calves fresh, and the shorts were a big help all around. I could feel the shorts the most on the downhills. I don't really know how to describe it, but my quads were "staying in place" when I was running downhill. There was no bouncing around. Either way, it was an awesome run.
Once again, thanks for the shorts. And thanks for sticking through this long winded email.
I would definitely be interested in a CEP Tri Short based on how my legs felt in the running short. I'm assuming the only difference is a pad.
Thanks again, and have a great day,
My name is Kyle. i was introduced to your product CEP Compression Socks in early March of this year at the Gate River Run Expo. I am a firefighter paramedic and although I understood the medical theory behind compression socks, I was still a really big skeptic. The sport of triathlon is a monkey see monkey do sport and if Andy Potts or Craig Alexander starting wearing pink shoes and they said they felt it gave them an advantage then many others would probably follow in their tracks.
Now after several months of having my socks I am a believer. I like to wear my socks after a long run or even after a hard ride on the bike, before the soreness kicks in. On a few occasions i didn't wear my socks before the soreness and fatigue kicked in. I still put the socks on and noticed that it helped after that as well.
I am six days away from my next event Florida Half-Iron in Orlando Florida, i'll be wearing my socks before and after the race. I just wanted to let you and your company know how much i like and believe in your product.
Green Cove Springs, Fl.
Just want to check in and say we
are doing really good with the socks. Also I personally have to tell you guys how awesome the socks are. I
recently raced in the US Elite Duathlon Championship. (10k-60k-10K) My
longest race ever! taking 6th place. Every part of my body hurt
afterwards, except my calf's. Guess why ?! I was wearing my CEP socks.
I really appreciated your
expert advice on the differences between all the compression companies. Having had a catastrophic event
myself 2 years ago (DVT in left foot all the way up to my groin,
resulting in PE), it was extremely beneficial to converse with someone
who is both educated and knowledgeable in the areas of DVTs and not
someone who is skilled in just reading a features and benefits marketing
blurb about their product for that day! I traded in my 2xu socks and have been wearing the CEP socks ever since, and what a
difference they have made! I recently wore them in a marathon (my 1st
since my DVT/PE in March 2008) in Eugene, Oregon on May 2nd, and I not
only re-qualified for Boston, but I set a PR by over 20 minutes!
(3:05:49!) My calves were completely fine throughout the race, and in
fact, they were never sore post race either which is astonishing!
- Savannagh, GA
I am a Clydesdale age group triathlete who is a bit of a compression aficionado, having tried all the other brands and types of compression gear. When you weigh over 200lbs., we need whatever advantages we can get to help our bodies cope with the physical demands we place on it. I know what I like and don't like in the compression arena and I swear by these CEP socks and sleeves. Not only do they significantly help with performance and recovery, but they stand by their products. I recommend these to all the other triathletes I know without any hesitation.
Harvey L,. Gayer, Ph.D.
Clydesdale Winner, Ironman Augusta 70.3 - 2009