I first discovered Opedix CORE-Tec Shorts last year when I used them in conjunction with my compression calf sleeves on sprint and jump events to reduce or eliminate back and knee pains - providing a shortened recovery period! And preserving my muscles and joints for future track and field events.
The Opedix CORE-Tec short incorporates patented Opedix Technology to enhance core stability while alleviating hip and back pain during training, rehab and everyday pursuits. Utilizing a 27-panel construction and a combination of stretch and non-stretch fabrics, the CORE-Tec short mimics the gluteus-medius muscle to align the pelvic region, promoting a neutral pelvis—giving you the ability to perform at your highest level and improving the way you move.
Opedix CORE-Tec Shorts have scientifically designed tensioning systems within a comfortable, form-fitting base layer to enhance the kinetic functioning of your body. The CORE-Tec Shorts helped support the core and enhance hip & knee joint function. I chose it specifically for my Long Jump and Triple Jump events. In competition, I never felt as much lower back pains that I get during training jumps (without wearing CORE-Tec) and absolutely no knee pains.
Used in conjunction with my compression calf sleeves, the CORE-Tec Shorts reduced or eliminated back and knee pains thus giving me a shortened recovery period! And preserving my muscles and joints for future events. You could probably wear it standalone for sprints but I wore mine under my UA sprint shorts. I still alternate between my CompresSport Quad sleeves and the CORE-Tec Shorts to switch it up.
I recently wear tested Opedix KNEE-Tec Running Tights, their new alternative to knee wraps. These running tights with joint support – designed by biomechanical engineers and tested by scientists – offer a similar thermo-analgesic effect to knee wraps plus many other added benefits. Knee-Tec’s movement-based, built-in tensioning system helps maintain joint alignment while improving the harmonious motion of the joints This reduces knee drift and stress load along with quadriceps fatigue reduction during running.
While knee wraps have been around for years, KNEE-Tec running tights are a more comfortable, high-tech joint support option for athletic activities. For knee unloading and quadriceps fatigue reduction, skip knee wraps and slide into a pair of scientifically proven Knee-Tec tights. They are made from the same luxurious premium fabrics found in the designer fitness clothing you love.
Made of 19-panel construction, 90% nylon, 10% spandex, with a gusseted crotch and zippered back pocket. There is a durable internal stretch draw-cord at the waist for support and perfect fit. Moisture wicking technology pull sweat away from the skin’s surface while breathable fabric helps regulate temperature. Anti-odor fiber technology is also sued to reduce odor and preserve freshness.
I've been wearing either the Opedix KNEE-Tec tights or the CORE-Tec Shorts with compression sleeves whenever I do speed work and any P90X exercises on the field. I also wear them when training for triple jumps - box jumps, standing jumps, lunges, slaloms, single leg hops, etc. Anything that will stabilize but does not interfere with my movements but also preventing knee injury (or any injuries in general) is greatly welcomed!
I'm sure the Opedix products are preventing potential injury by minimizing that risk. Additionally, it is also minimizing muscle vibrations while improving blood flow - what more can I ask? All the benefits of wearing compression apparel which I swear by - I always wear compression calf sleeves on every run or jump.
I ride a stationary bike (maybe I will invest in an ElliptiGO bike in the future) and cross training as a way to minimize impact on my knees from running and jumping. But wearing compression apparel and strengthening your core is a more reliable way of preventing knee injuries and shortening recovery time from competition. Invest in an Opedix product as soon as you can to prolong your health and training without injuries. The Opedix KNEE-Tec Tights and CORE-Tec Shorts can be purchased at Opedix online.