Just wondering what the general consenus is towards compression tights? especially with regard to seeing off shin splints. My sister (never been a runner before) is running London this April and having real trouble with her shins. So far as I can see, compression tights may well help but what do you all think?
Numpty question alert! I apologise in advance.... Only one person has referred to when they wear compression gear. I understand there would be benefits from both during and after, but are there any views on when to wear them and what works best? E.g. Do they keep your legs fresh if you wear them on regular runs? Are they a long run only tool? Does wearing them on the long run help or restrict you? Should they really only be worn afterwards? Might they be something to wear in the cold bath?? Sorry, loads of questions, and obviously I should just try them for myself.... But they are super expensive! So I am looking for ideas as to why I should invest (and how many pairs?).
You could try the Sub-Sports compression tights, available on Amazon for £19.99 with free postage. Excellent reviews. I've worn them throughout the cold weather, they've kept out the icy blasts and I've stayed injury free. Not for me in the bath but quite nice in bed on very cold nights.
Theres nother thread on here with quite few runners confirming benefits during longer distance and for recovery. In colder climes i need tights and helps with ITband keeping my muscles warm so Im gonna give them a try for a few more pounds than decent winter tights. Forget the 2XU though thats a waste of potential shoe money
Hi guys, I wrote a short blog about the general purpose of compression tights and compression gear, those more experienced runners among you will probably know what works for you already, but if you're still confused about compression gear, why not give it a read! http://www.therunningshoereview.co.uk/blog/compression-tights/
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