Until now there has not been a single garment that reproduces the arm, shoulder, and torso anatomy to provide specific unidirectional and multidirectional support to both muscle and joint action.
Compression shirts are worn by individuals for a variety of purposes, but primarily by active individuals and athletes participating in sports activities to reduce muscle fatigue and maintain muscle warmth to reduce the potential for muscle strains.
A typical compression shirt is constructed with elastic fabric and serves as a type of upper body girdle, providing general compressive support to several areas of the wearer’s body such as the shoulders, arms, torso, chest, back and abdomen but does not allow for any particular area of the wearer’s body to be targeted.
Further, common compression shirts do not effectively support certain muscle and joint actions for the arms, shoulders, and torso and therefore do not provide any specific assistance to certain unidirectional and multidirectional motions. Improving certain muscle and joint actions are very important when one is trying to prevent or heal injuries, such as rotator cuff tendonitis or shoulder separation.
Until now there has not been a single garment that reproduces the arm, shoulder, and torso anatomy to provide specific unidirectional and multidirectional support to both muscle and joint action. The X-ACT shirt is designed to create compression which provides stability and tension to protect injured or recovering muscles and joints. The patented X-ACT design improves muscle and joint actions of the upper body, as well as improving postural control which is beneficial for reducing the occurrence of shoulder and torso injuries.
The X-ACT compression shirt is uniquely designed to provide specific compressive forces to certain areas of the upper body effectively enhancing muscle activation and joint movement in the shoulders, arms, and torso resulting in improved performance while facilitating recovery.
The X-ACT compression shirt is beneficial for the prevention and treatment of shoulder instabilities, rotator cuff tendonitis, muscle weakness and strains, torso and abdominal muscle injuries, as well as for improving postural control, for daily use, or during sports or training activities such as football, hockey, baseball, tennis, golf, rugby, lacrosse, basketball, track and field, gymnastics, boxing, mixed martial arts, volleyball, softball, cricket, field hockey, soccer, weightlifting, crossfit and bootcamp training.