Rashguard in Martial Arts
For many years lycra was a fabric only women would wear but with technology, it evolved and it made it breathable and stronger; now is a piece of clothing we see in most competitive sport these days.
When they first appeared in the market were expensive and only the pro fighters were able to afford them, nowadays these are more affordable and are widely used in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Karate, MMA and other sports.
Benefits of wearing a Rashguard:
- Help you to relieve delayed onset muscle fatigue.
- Allow for a more rapid return to normal heat levels during the warm down.
- Help you experience less soreness after a very physical workout.
- Repel outside moisture and dry quickly when wet.
- Keep your body warm and dry by “wicking” perspiration away from the body.
- Reduces the risk of skin infection and diseases such as tapeworm and herpes.
- Makes you feel comfortable and ready.
- Help to keep the jiu-jitsu gi from sticking to your body.
- Gives you the freedom of mobility.
- Makes you look fit and athletic.
Neil Melanson, The Ground Marshal, talks about why you should wear Rashguard (Compression or second skin) when practicing Mixed Martia lArts, grappling and No Gi.