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For forty years, scientists at Wacoal Human Science Research Center in Kyoto, Japan have studied kinesiology, the science of human movement. They have tested over 35,000 people and analyzed injuries relative to warm-up and cool-down periods. They have come to understand the mechanics of joints and muscles in minute detail. This exhaustive study of body movement has culminated in over 50 patents worldwide.

Here are some studies demonstrating the performance-enhancing qualities of CW-X® Conditioning Wear. 

Human Science Research Center, Kyoto, Japan - Study of electrical pulse activity in muscles
Muscles firing into motion were measured electromyographically for subjects wearing CW-X gear, subjects wearing competitor products or subjects with bare legs. Electrical pulse activity decreased in unsupported and partly supported legs during exercise, indicative of fatigue. Legs supported by CW-X showed negligible electrical pulse activity decrease.

Human Science Research Center, Kyoto, Japan - Study of stability, impact and motion.  Used high-speed video analysis to compare stability, impact and motion in CW-X products and regular compression gear. CW-X Support Web Tights were 10% more stable and balanced and absorbed 12% more shock to the knee than regular compression tights. CW-X Support Web tops allowed 9% greater range of motion for the arm than regular compression tops .

University of Montpelier, France - Study of VO2 oxygen uptake levels 
Measured VO2 oxygen uptake levels over the course of 15 minutes of running in CW-X gear, regular compression tights or running shorts. CW-X Support Web Tights showed 26% less oxygen usage than regular compression tights and 36% less oxygen usage than traditional running shorts, indicating lower energy expenditure.


CW-X Newsletter Product Updates

Winter 2012