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Cramer’s Performance Short: Wearable sports medicine equipment

November 6, 2017

Cramer’s new Performance Short is a perfect garment for athletes who want enhanced core support and muscle performance during training and competition. The body of the short is made of 78 percent nylon and 22 percent spandex, and the elastic is 90 percent polyester and 10 percent spandex.

The short’s elastic cross band and the lightweight fabric promote endurance and mobility. When the Performance Short was first introduced, Michael Chan, ATC, head athletic trainer at Wayne State University, asked his players to try it out during football season. The short was a hit, Mike says. “We had 12 pairs, and the guys were asking me for them all the time. So I bought them for the entire team the next season, and continue to use them. This is our preferred performance-type short for our athletes.”

Mike says some of his athletes had previously worn another brand, and found the Performance Short to be comparable in every way. He adds, “The short provides support in the hip region where it’s needed most, and serves as a prophylactic type of product, similar to the way an ankle brace provides stability to an ankle. It’s comfortable, especially after the first wash when it softens a bit. Our guys wear them when they’re working out, lifting, and practicing—they wear them all the time, whenever they’re active.”

The Performance Short comes in black and white, and with five sizes (small, medium, large, extra large, and double XL), you’ll find the right fit for waist circumferences from 26” – 44”.

“From an equipment standpoint,” Mike says, “I see the Performance Short as sports medicine equipment rather than an athletic garment like shoulder pads or pants. The shorts are a preventive measure to keep athletes healthy. For example, when an athlete is working his way back to activity following a hamstring or hip flexor injury, the short’s compression retains heat, helping the muscle stay warm throughout activity.”

What can Cramer’s Performance Short do for your athletes? Check it out here!