CEP Compression medical advisor, Alice Perlowski, M.D. spoke to Shape.com about how compression positively affects athletic performance and recovery.

She explained that compression gear "helps to improve the amount of blood that's flowing back to the heart from the legs while you're running, which can improve cardio output."

CEP Compression apparel also works by keeping muscle and tissue stable over long periods of activity reducing fatigue and helping prevent delayed onset muscle soreness.