I workout a fair bit. \u00a0I'm not saying I'm in great shape, but I make it a point to lift weights, run when I have the patience, as well as engage in a few days of a martial art. \u00a0Sometimes it can leave my body a bit drained, which includes sore muscles (gotta love that feeling), clicking joints and aching tendons.\r\n\r\nIn fact, I'm no stranger to a sore arm which is analogous, or so I've been told, to that of elbow tennis. \u00a0It's effectively a\u00a0repetitive\u00a0motion injury that is a result of spending countless hours on a computer and\/or smartphone and exacerbated by not stretching before working out.\r\n\r\nI've worked for the past year to recover from my would be tennis elbow injury and while I'm not 100% I've come quite far. \u00a0Far enough that I can now perform bicep and tricep\u00a0exercises. \u00a0However, I still suffer from some soreness in my arm after completing the aforementioned exercises, which in turn deters me from repeating them again, at least not\u00a0for a few week's time. \u00a0That is until I tried out 2XU's Compression Arm Sleeve.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nA single box costs $45 and includes two sleeves that cover your arm from wrist to just below your arm pit. \u00a0I wore a size medium which took a bit of force to get it completely on, but hence the nature of compression wear - \u00a0it's designed to be very snug to help promote blood circulation and thus increase recovery and reduce fatigue.\r\n\r\nTo be candid I've long been a skeptic of compression clothing as it's got a bit of a snake oil like ring to it. \u00a0Nevertheless, that didn't stop me from wanting to try it and the results, at least for me - each person's body is different - were pretty remarkable.\r\n\r\nTo test it out, I completed a few work outs without the 2XU. \u00a0This stirred up a bit of the familiar tennis elbow pain in my right arm - to be completely clear it's more forearm pain just above the elbow. \u00a0On my third work out I started sans 2XU sleeve. \u00a0After 20 minutes in I applied it. \u00a0The result? \u00a0My arm not only hurt less during the workout, but my recovery time was shortened (less pain faster).\r\n\r\nThere is no doubt that I was able to garner some mental well-being or assurance from the 2XU sleeve, but there is also no disputing that it added just enough support and pressure to keep things in check. \u00a0Fold in the blood flow benefits and it's no wonder my recovery was\u00a0significantly\u00a0shortened, or so it would seem.\r\n\r\nI know this all sounds too good to be true, and trust me, I went in a none believer. \u00a0But compressions clothing, at least in the case of the 2XU Sleeves, does really does work.