I am considerign buying some compression tights - i run middle distance (half marathons) 3 - 4 times a year and find compression tops seem to help with breathing and general recovery.
Do any of you guys wear compression tights whilst running or do you wear them after - what about shorts / underwear?
Any help appreciated!
Hi, yeah, they are supposed to reduce muscle vibration and soreness and assist in compressing the chest which helps regulate breathing - this should be mean less time in recovery.
I've used Nike tops that compress and they seem to increase my ability to run for longer and feel less fatigued afterwards - i've tried wearing these on different days / lengths of run and the results do seem to bear out that the compression does help.
@ Marc, JESUS!! I can't begin to imagine your pain - will take note!
@ Mick, thanks for your help, think i'll consider the cycle short route, Cheers!
I wear Skins compression shorts and have found them to work really well - before wearing them I always suffered from cramp in my legs in the latter stages of marathons and often on longer runs, but since wearing them I haven't cramped up once.
Have been experimenting with compression tops while exercising recently and for me the jury is out.
Already sold on the benefits of the tights particularly after exercise (100 miles on 3 consecutive days on a bike).
On the top front it does feel harder to breath deeply - makes sense as the expansion of my chest is being resisted by the top. Am wondering if I train with this on then race without whether breathing will suddenly feel easier...
I did wear something like this a few years back but as I ran past a guy and his girlfriend I was still within hearing distance when I heard,'F me, look at the arse on that c..t'. Indeed, I don't possess the arse to get away with wearing such items in civilised company.
I wear 2XU tights. I find the fabric nicer than skins, and for me the sizing is better. If you are worried about your behind, they do some under-over shorts for men now (compression shorts under, baggy shorts over), which are as cheap standard compression shorts. Just wish they had them for women, but my training partner loves them! Maybe next year!
I have just moved from Nike Dry-fit (lycra) to Skins A200. Like the feel of the Skins more, but are you meant to waer shorts over the top? I prefer not to.
Skins tights give good compression but the 2XU thermal compression tights are fleecier and therefore warmer. Although I think the Skins give better compression, unlike the 2XU tights, they don't have a key pocket.
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