Frequently Asked Questions
How is Supacore different from other compression brands?Supacore is the the only seamless compression product that assists with injury recovery and prevention for core, groin, hip and back related injuries. Supacore compression products are constructed using unique Seamless Technology, allowing specific compression to be engineered into the garment without the use of uncomfortable seams. Top
How do I care for my Supacore products?To ensure longevity of the product please follow the care instruction and handle with care
- Cold gentle machine wash inside out with like colours
- Do not bleach
- Do not tumble dry
- Do not iron
- Do not dry clean
- Do not use fabric softeners
Who should be wearing Supacore?
- All athletes (from beginners to professionals) who suffer from back, hamstring and groin injury and would like to keep playing and recuperate from injury faster. In particular, those recovering from osteitis pubis and other groin injuries.
- All athletes (from beginners to professionals) who want to increase core stability.
- All athletes wanting less soft tissue damage, increased blood circulation and faster recovery.
- All athletes wanting to reduce the effect of DOMS (Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness) and increase blood circulation.
- women suffering from hip and groin pain during pregnancy (Coretech pregnancy shorts)
- women suffering from varicose veins during pregnancy (Coretech pregnancy shorts)
- women suffering from post partum issues , Diastasis recti, weakened core muscles , hernia after childbirth (Coretech post partum shorts and leggings)
Why is the CORETECH waistband higher than other compression leggings that I have tried before?The CORETECH™ range of shorts and leggings have a high compression waistband and can assist with core stability and aid in the recovery and rehabilitation of hamstring, lower back and groin related injuries. The CORETECH™ Shorts have been engineered to replicate the body’s own deep stability system by providing optimal placement of external compressive forces throughout the pelvis and core. Seamlessly knitted compression ensures a comfortable and versatile fit that can be worn in any situation under any uniform or training kit. The CORETECH™ range is highly recommended for anyone who is susceptible to or recovering from a hamstring, lower back or groin related injury. To read about all of the additional benefits of the CORETECH™ range visit here. Top
I have tried other compression leggings that have seams. Why don’t Supacore products have seams?Supacore compression products are constructed using unique Seamless Technology, allowing specific compression to be engineered into the garment without the use of uncomfortable seams. Seamless knitting is a more sustainable method of manufacturing as there is less energy consumption and less fabric wastage when compared to traditional methods of cut and sew garment production. The benefits of seamless also include superior comfort and fit as well as the ability to achieve design techniques, yarn combinations and engineered compression/paneling not possible with regular cut and sew methods. Supacore tights and leggings have one inside leg seam as part of the technology as the leggings are knitted in a tube .Top
I am recovering from a lower back and hamstring injury. How can Supacore help me?Results of the CORETECH™ technology trials conducted via physiotherapists and strength and conditioning coaches over the past 8 years showed conclusively that athletes suffering from a combination of hip groin and hamstring injuries who were on average laid off the game for 6 months returned on average in 2 or 3 months. To read about all of the additional benefits of the CORETECH™ range visit here. Top
How does Supacore assist in injury recovery?Supacore CORETECH™ products have had positive impact on recovery from osteitis pubis, hip, groin, hamstring and other core related issues. The Supacore CORETECH™ range aids athletes to maintain good fitness protocols in 3 ways 1. Providing extra lumbo-pelvic support decreasing the load during training activities due to the high waistband and targeted compression. 2. Gives added proprioceptive feedback during running which plays a major role in increasing player movement efficiency. 3. Speeds up the recovery process after exercise by stimulating blood circulation and reducing the effect of DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness). Top
They are way too small and too tight!Compression products come in 3 levels:
- Low 15-20 mmHg – usually socks and stockings
- Medium – 20-30 mmHg -Medical Grade 1 – Coretech shorts and leggings
- High 30-40 mmHg Medical grade 2 – recommended by health professionals for serious venous issues.
They are going to be tight ...but they should not be so tight that they cut off circulation or are so uncomfortable. Please contact us for any queries.Top
What do the Compression Levels Mean?
Compression levels are indicated with a range of numbers like “20-30 mmHg”, The unit of measurement is called “millimeters of mercury” which is a measurement of pressure, also used in blood pressure. So this means that the leggings and shorts apply 20-30 mmHG of pressure onto the legs and pelvis.
A low level of compression, such as 15-20 mmHg is a great choice for everyday compression to help with mild swelling and fatigued legs due to long periods of travel, sitting or standing. Our mesh capri leggings are suitable for this.
The 20-30 mmHg level of compression is the first medical grade compression. It’s the most widely used medical grade because it provides competent compression to your legs without being too strong.
The 20-30 mmHg level of compression is great for managing swelling in your legs, spider veins, varicose veins, travel, sports and after certain surgeries. Pregnant mothers are also finding the benefits of compression stockings and are starting to wear 20-30 mmHg to alleviate heaviness, swelling and aching in their legs.
Our Coretech range of leggings and shorts are Medium medical Grade 1 25-30 mmHg compression. They are very firm and take some getting used to... unlike any leggings or shorts that you may have worn.Top
My shorts don’t work!Please contact us sooner rather than later as we may able to help you with your issue. It may be a sizing issue and we can exchange sizes if necessary. If not we may be able to help and advise you in that regards or recommend another product. Top
How long after my c-section can I wear the post partum shorts or leggings?We recommend you speak to your practitioner to get their advice after giving birth and especially if your scar is troubling you. Generally you can start to wear the shorts or leggings around 2 weeks if you are healing well and there is no discomfort. Some women wear the shorts or leggings for most of the day… they take some getting used to as the compression is medical grade and very firm. Some women wait until their first 6 week post C section checkup . Supacore recommends you are guided by your doctor . Top
Can I wear the pregnancy shorts to go to the gym?The pregnancy shorts are best worn under clothing over your underwear and not as outerwear… Top
I have a large abdominal hernia following surgery and am wondering if your shorts would be suitable for me?
We recommend you consult your doctor to make sure that our compression is suitable for your condition. It may also depend where your hernia is and where our waistband sits so as not to cause any discomfort.
If you order them and take them to your doctor you will get a better indication of the garment and medical advice for your specific case. If you order a pair of the shorts and your doctor does not recommend and they are not suitable we can arrange a return and refund no problem.Top
What is the fibre content of your products?
We use high grade technical yarns polyamide/elastane/cotton blends which have high stretch and recovery, moisture wicking and durability.Top
My c-section scar feels like it’s burning (internally).We recommend you speak to your practitioner to get their advice if your scar is troubling you – please take the shorts with you to your appointment and your doctor will be able to give you advice on fit and positioning. Top
How do I put the leggings on?
As you can appreciate the compression is medical grade and very firm and they take some getting used to. They are also not like any other leggings or tights you may have worn so they cannot be put on like your other leggings or tights.
We recommend sitting down and gradually roll the leggings up like stockings, one leg at a time up to your calves, then over the knees then over the thighs and then finally over pelvis and groin. We advise not to pull the leggings up from the waistband as this puts extra pressure on the garment and they will not budge over your legs! They should fit like a second skin without any baggy bits.Top