Compression clothing has many functions, but one goal: to improve athletic performance. These tightly fitting garments provide support to your muscles that allows them to work more efficiently and reduce fatigue during exercise. Modern compression clothing can also help absorb impacts too, making it ideal for cycling or trail running, for example. Garments stay in place, which means there is a reduced risk of chafing through garment movement, and some garments are designed to hold you in the most efficient position. Compression clothing is fast drying and moisture-wicking to keep you within a comfortable temperature range, and many garments are antibacterial too. Post-workout this clothing can help with recovery by decreasing swelling and aiding blood flow to particular areas.