WIN Canterbury Mercury Compression gear

Mercury RugbyThe Rugby Blog has teamed up with Canterbury to give away a Canterbury Mercury Compression long-sleeve top.

Leading sportswear brand Canterbury of New Zealand has redefined technical sports apparel with the launch of Mercury Compression. This high performance range of hybrid compression garments is designed to enhance athletic performance and accelerate recovery after sustained periods of exercise, and will be worn by Springboks wing Bryan Habana in September’s Rugby World Cup.

Inspired by its use in the medical industry, Mercury Compression uses graded compression in key zones to aid blood circulation (lower leg and lower arm). This in turn can assist in a higher venous return (volume of blood returning to the heart) resulting in faster removal of lactic acid, improved warm-up time and the ability to exercise harder for longer.

Independent research has proven that Canterbury Mercury Compression garments can reduce muscle soreness by up to 30% following prolonged periods of exercise. This reduction can be attributed to a delayed lactate onset promoting reduced recovery time and a quicker return to training and competition.

The range in both black and white is available to purchase from selected Canterbury retailers and online at from early August 2011. The garments will retail at the following prices in the UK:

Long Sleeve Hybrid Compression Top – £55
Hybrid Compression Legging – £55
Short Sleeve Stability Compression Top – £45
Stability Compression Short – £35

To enter the draw to win a top, complete the form below before the closing date of Friday 9th September – the opening day of the Rugby World Cup!

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