ZERO POINT SCIENCE
Technology and Science Behind Zero Point Products
Compression in Physiology
Use of compression has produced excellent results in neurological therapy. Compression has been found to enhance proprioceptive sensitivity, which is the body’s ability to integrate sensory information from mechanoreceptors and thereby determine body position and movements in space. In sports, compression benefits are based on the same positive mechanisms.
Compression also helps correct incorrect body positions and has a positive effect on muscular balance and fascial function. It improves muscles’ performance by supporting them externally, and it prevents cramps and injuries.
Another significant benefit from compression in sports is better recovery. As the metabolism in muscles improves and tissue swelling decreases, the body recovers from performance faster. For the same reasons, compression has also been found to improve endurance.
Zero Point Case Football:
Compression Improves Power and Accuracy
This Fidipro research aimed to study the effects of wearing compression socks on movement coordination and postural control. Control groups used generic, non-medical level compression socks.
The aims of this study were predicated on the idea that textured surfaces can enhance the perception of somatosensory information from the surface of the skin during movement performance.
Skilled child football (soccer) players were able to produce the most powerful kick when wearing Zero Point compression socks and regular insoles.
The second most powerful kick was produced when wearing Zero Point compression socks and textured insoles.
In the adult group the accuracy of an instep kick was best when wearing Zero Point compression socks and textured insoles.
Wearing compression socks was found to improve skill performance beacause it enhances the quality of sensory feedback needed for accurate positioning. Compression socks can provide similar somatosensory feedback as bare feet.
Zero Point Case Long distance Running:
Gluteus Activity 5 % Higher with Compression Socks
22 endurance runners were tested in 6 sets of 1 000 m runs, with a 3-minute recovery time. Every other set was run wearing compression socks. The tests monitored lactate, subjective feeling, and EMG.
Running with compression socks was felt to be less strenuous. There was no differences in lactate and heart rate. The major find in the test was that the gluteus muscle activity remained 5 per cent higher on average than without the socks. The effective and correctly timed recruiting of the gluteus muscles are benchmarks of a good and effective running stride.
Zero Point Case Standing Work:
Compression Reduces Tiredness and Swelling
Does wearing compression socks daily provide relief for lower extremity problems caused by work done when standing?
The test group consisted of 18 workers at a bakery, 11 of which group had experienced problems caused by standing work. The test period was five days.
Less tiredness in the calves: 17 out of 18 test subjects
Reduction in swelling: 15 out of 18 test subjcts
User experience: 15 out of 18 very or quite comfortable
Zero Point Case Sprint Running:
Compression causes better Performance and Recovery, Less Strain
The 2013 research aimed to study was the effects of compression socks, and calf sleeves in sprint training, and provide feedback for product development. The test group comprised 10 Finnish national and internationals sprinters.
Calf sleeves were thought to have a positive effect on performance level and to reduce the strain caused by leap training and running.
All experienced the positive effect of using compression socks, including: faster recovery, benefits when traveling, feel of use, and effect on tired and strained feet.
Number of athletes wanting to continue using Zero Point Compression products: socks 10/10, calf sleeves 6/10
Zero Point Case Figure Skating:
Compression Leggings Give More Energy, Prevent Lactic Acid Buildup, Speed Recovery
The 2012 research aimed to study the effects of prototype compression leggings in skater training and provide feedback for product development. The test group comprised 9 international level figure skaters.
9 out of 9 described the product as refreshing, giving a more energetic feeling, preventing lactic acid buildup and tiredness better than without the leggings.
8 out of 9 said the leggings had a positive effect on recovery.
9 out of 9 said that in off-ice training coordination and jumps felt more energetic and easier.
Zero Point Case Swimmers’ Travel Recovery:
Compression Socks Help in Travel Recovery
The 2012 research aimed to study the effects of compression socks on recovery during a high altitude training camp, including travel time. The test group comprised 6 international level swimmers, who attended a 20-day training camp in the mountains, 6 practices per day.
The compression products were used regularly, not during swimming. Leg speed strength was measured on a contact mat. Use of compression socks was especially effective in recovering from travel to a high-altitude training camp. There were also indications of positive effects in leg power production.