Men should invest in an insulated bicep as the muscles of their arms can be more susceptible to injury than women’s, according to a study.
Researchers found that men who wear insulated biber jackets have about three times the risk of shoulder injury compared to men who do not wear them.
The study, conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), found that the difference in shoulder injury rates between men and women could be explained by the type of bib.
The researchers, led by a researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, tested the effect of men wearing insulated bifocals vs. bib jackets, and found that their risk of injury was higher when they wore insulated bivers and not bib sleeves.
“This is the first study that suggests that men’s muscles are more susceptible than women to injury when they wear insulated gloves,” said Dr. Stephen D. Rastogi, the study’s lead author.
Rastogi was a doctoral student at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and is now an assistant professor at Indiana University in Bloomington.
He said the study showed that men could be more vulnerable to shoulder injury when wearing insulated gloves.
“The protective effect of the insulated gloves is probably not enough to protect the men’s body from the risk, so we should look at whether insulated gloves could be a good option for the men,” Rastago said.
In addition to protecting the hands, the insulated biver sleeves can also provide a lot of comfort for the arms and shoulders.
“They can provide a very comfortable layer of insulation and they provide an additional layer of comfort to the arms,” said Rastagoni.
When you put on a pair of insulated binder sleeves, the bib is not in your hands, so you don’t have to worry about it, Rastogeni said.
The sleeves will help protect your arms and lower back from the cold while you are walking around and working out, but you can’t use the sleeves to keep your hands warm while you do it.
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