BODIMAX Technology is patent pending intelligent fabric technology that improves health, energy, and overall well-being by creating a new level of fabric-skin interaction. BODIMAX absorbs body heat emitted by the muscles and returns it to the body in the form of far infrared rays. These rays penetrate the skin and stimulate circulation, cellular metabolism, and thermoregulation. Studies prove that BODIMAX Technology increases blood microcirculation by 92%(when worn for 60 wears, 30 minute minimum wear).
Increased blood circulation and cellular metabolism increase the flow of oxygen, reduce vasoconstriction, and remove metabolic waste like lactic acid. BODIMAX facilitates and improves the absorption and utilization of oxygen in the body. This increases the production of energy by the oxidative system and reduces the accumulation of lactic acid in the muscle. Therefore, BODIMAX Technology postpones muscular fatigue, discomfort, and tension, thereby delaying fatigue and enhancing performance.
In addition to having more energy, BODIMAX improves thermal balance in the body more quickly. When we physically exert ourselves for long periods of time, our bodies often overheat from working so hard. Improved blood microcirculation causes a more uniform heat distribution on the skin’s surface, thereby accelerating the human body’s heat dissipation and thermal regulation during human performance. Tests prove that BODIMAX Technology provides 51% better thermoregulation!
BODIMAX Compression Sleeves are the first-ever aquatic compression wear. Swimmers should wear the BODIMAX Sleeves in their daily training to improve their practice performances and to maintain high levels of training for a longer period of time. Since BODIMAX Technology improves oxygen flow throughout our bodies, it also reduces lactic acid in the muscles and allows swimmers to finish practices stronger than ever before.
The BODIMAX Sleeves are great for dryland and weight training too! Dryland and weightlifting are hard on the muscles and joints. We build up a lot of lactic acid during these activities causing our muscles to tighten and fatigue. With the BODIMAX Sleeves, swimmers can keep up their rigorous weights and dryland regimes in addition to their normal swim training without delayed recovery!
Additionally, BODIMAX Sleeves can be used like most athletes use compression wear now. The numerous benefits of BODIMAX Technology never stop working on your body. Athletes can wear them before training, after training, during warmups, after racing, while you're traveling, while you're sleeping...every second of the day, you have the opportunity to be your best.
First of all, BODIMAX Sleeves are the first-ever aquatic performancewear. It is the first compression garment in sport that is built to be worn in the water. No other compression garment is designed to serve this purpose. Second, BODIMAX Sleeves are the first-ever intelligent compressionwear. The compression garment is built with special BODIMAX fabric technology that works with your muscles improving circulation and thermoregulation. BODIMAX Sleeves are patent pending.
The intelligent BODIMAX Technology absorbs body heat from the muscles and returns it to the body in the form of far infrared rays or energy. The energy returned to the body decreases vasoconstriction and improves microcirculation. See how BODIMAX works with the body here.
BODIMAX Technology improves the flow of oxygen in the blood, reduces lactic acid and metabolic waste in the muscles, and increases overall circulation in the body, thereby delaying and reducing fatigue, discomfort, and tension and allowing swimmers to train at a higher level for a longer period of time. It greatly improves your body’s ability to recover.
No! Although BODIMAX Sleeves are aquatic compression garments, the technology is beneficial for numerous activities. You can (and should) wear BODIMAX Sleeves in the weight room, in the pool, while you’re sleeping, and really whenever you want! The more you wear BODIMAX Sleeves the better. BODIMAX Technology increases microcirculation in the body by 92% after 60 days of wear (minimum of 30 minutes per wear). Again, the more you wear BODIMAX Sleeves, the better!
As often as you want! The more you wear BODIMAX Sleeves, the more you will benefit! Wear them during practice, during warm-ups, post-competition or practice, while you sleep, or all day long. You can’t wear them too much!
Nope! The compressive BODIMAX Sleeves allow swimmers to train at a high level without any interference or distraction. Swimmers are able to maintain a strong pull and kick all practice long. Once you take the sleeves off, you will actually have a heightened sense of feel for the water, similar to diving in the pool after shaving! Hear what the pros have to say for themselves: “Having them [BODIMAX Sleeves] on in the water, didn't affect my feel for the water. I was able to perform all of the different strokes with no hindrance from the sleeves.” -Darian Townsend, Olympic Gold Medalist and World Record Holder “I love the feeling I have in the water, especially right after taking the BODIMAX Sleeves off. One of the reasons I like warming up in my sleeves before racing is because my feel for the water is greatly enhanced upon taking them off. I'm hyper-aware of how the water feels on the surface of my arm, which helps with my stroke technique.” -Ivy Martin, 13-time Big Ten Champion & US Open Champion
The A3 Performance logo repeats along the bonded seam. On the arm sleeves, the bonded seam should go along the back of the arm. On the calf sleeves, the bonded seam goes along the back of the calf. Also, recognize that there are silicone grippers at the top and bottom of the sleeve. In order to help facilitate the proper wear and fit, flip the silicone grippers to face out, so the sleeve slides smoothly along your skin.
Nope, the fabric is built with anti-odor protection. However, if you are a super sweaty or super stinky person (we don’t judge), you are encouraged to rinse your sleeves in cold water. If you really sweat during your workouts, try doing this after every workout. You can also throw your BODIMAX Sleeves in the washing machine (cold water only, mild detergent).
Yes! BODIMAX Technology lasts from wash to wash; repeated washing does not decrease the effectiveness of the technology or the garment. The bioactive property of the sleeves is not lost from washing. However, to ensure the longevity of your BODIMAX Sleeves, we recommend that you hand wash in cold water and hang to dry.
Absolutely! BODIMAX Technology is 100% natural. There are neither chemicals nor harmful materials in the garment. The far infrared (FIR) energy rays are completely natural and are the safest and most beneficial energy rays. BODIMAX Technology is also internationally certified by OEKO-TEX, ensuring that it is safe to use!
Arm Sleeve Sizing is based on the circumference of your upper forearm. Calf Sleeve Sizing is based on the circumference of the widest part of your calf muscle. We recommend using a tape measure to accurately measure your forearm and/or calf. See herefor help with appropriate sizing on the arm sleeves, and see here for help with appropriate sizing for calf sleeves. *If you are planning to use your sleeves for training, we definitely recommend following the size chart. However, if you are looking for a pair to lounge in, sleep in, or recover in after training, consider going up a size so the sleeves are more comfortable for longer wear. The sleeve will still provide compression to the muscle but will be comfortable for longer periods of wear.
Because BODIMAX is cutting edge technology! A3 Performance has been developing the BODIMAX sleeves since the initial chemistry of the technology approximately four years ago. You’ve never heard of this technology because it hasn’t impacted you until now. BODIMAX is patent pending by A3 Performance.
You can expect to feel powerful. The compression combined with BODIMAX Technology alleviates the exhaustion and burn that lactic acid buildup causes in the body. By the end of your workout you will feel tired (you should, you're working really hard!), but you won’t feel burnt out or overheated. Once your next set or your next workout rolls around, you will be ready to throw down again! Remember, the benefits of BODIMAX are not immediate, so commit to wearing them for every practice in order to reap the technology's full benefits!
The greatest benefit goes to athletes, especially us swimmers. We work our upper bodies and legs hard every day in the pool and in our dryland training. However, anyone else who uses their upper body or legs daily and who consistently battles soreness and fatigue in their arms and legs can greatly benefit from the BODIMAX Sleeves. Anyone who is very active will greatly benefit from BODIMAX Sleeves.