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If you're not training with compression, you're spending too long on your recovery. Look, we know that the advantages of compression might seem to good to be true. However, pieces like the Zoot Performance CompressRx Tights have managed to shatter the perception of witch doctor mumbo jumbo with real results. By increasing circulation, reducing muscle vibrations, and enhancing your proprioception, the CompressRx tights provide what you need in order to take your training to the next level.

Now, we know that the term 'compression' is thrown around rather loosely within the industry, but there are a handful of true compression-driven designers out there, with one of the foremost being Zoot. Accordingly, you'll find that the pieces like the Performance CompressRx tights are actually close to medical grade. How is this possible from a sports piece? Well, to start, the tights use a 20 x 10 compression level that specifically targets the muscle groups used in endurance exercise. So, according to Zoot's graduated compression ideology, each group, or zone, of compression work to stabilize the back and core areas. Effectively, this improves blood flow to the heart by accelerating the circulation. These core principle encompass what Zoot calls its ZoneRx and CRx designs.

Of course, maximizing circulation is vital to both long, top-output exertions and recovery. But, we've found that most compression pieces are lacking is the field of muscle support. Over a run or ride, your muscles are constantly under assault from the detrimental effects of road or impact vibration. Over time, this variable will cause major muscle fatigue. So, to minimize this effect, the tights feature Zoot's BIOwrap roprioception panel with a 240 denier spandex composition. Those are some big words, we know, so let's break them down. Starting with 'proprioception panel,' this means that the panel is designed to account for the sensations that are enacted from within the body itself. Everyone has what are called 'proprioceptors.' These are cells and nerves that emit stimuli to account for your body's position in movement. Or, in more basic terms, think of balance. Your unconscious sensory correction of staying upright is attributable to these cells. And when you're body is performing repetitive, practiced movements, their impact on the required muscle groups also become predictable. So, the BIOwrap design uses specific paneling to account for your body's internal movements. Even more impressively, over time, this localized support will train your muscle's non-visual sensory movements, and accordingly, it will enhance your body's proprioception.

This is all made possible by the 240 denier spandex design. And while you probably have a grasp on the supportive qualities of spandex, you're probably wondering what the significance of '240 denier' is? Basically, a denier is a unit of measure pertaining to grams-per-9000-meters. So, the BIOwrap panel's material weighs 240 grams per 9000 meters of material. And while this seems minute on the quantitative scale, keep in mind that most cycling jerseys are measured on the micro-denier scale, or, less than one gram per 9000 meters. This is important, because the with the higher denier rating, the tights will maintain their compressive qualities longer and operate more consistently.

The Zoot Performance CompressRx Tights are available in the color Black and in six sizes from X-Small to XX-Large.

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The Zoot CompressRx size chart shows "4"...

The Zoot CompressRx size chart shows "4" for waist 35-39. Can you help me translate that to the available sizes XL and XXL for the ZOOT Performance CompressRx Men's tight? While we are at it, what's the waist sizing for things ZOOT in Large? TIA, LP