Fad or fact?
Work got me a set of thermal skins and they do seem to just add a tiny edge, bit like a comfy saddle versus a racing one. The cheap ones like Aldi are great running kit but no compression effect noticed.
Skins are blooming expensive though.
I think they work pretty well (even if it's all in me 'ed - I'll take whatever advantage is out there!!), but I thought some of these bits are now banned under ITU rules? Calf guards in particular as they cover up your race number, or some other reason that I may have just made up...
Have I imagined this?
No you haven't my furry friend
Page 71 ITU Competition Rules 2010 45. Wearing clothes covering arms from shoulder to hand and/or clothing covering legs from knee to toes (in a non wetsuit swim) and on bike and run -Warning and amend -If not amended DSQ
Snipped from a long thread on the subject over on th edarkside
The chaps at IMtalk actually had someone in who had done some proper research and her conclusion was a marginal improvement for recovery, but you had to get the correct level/graduation of compression which may prove difficult.
Edit: to remove rogue smiley
AliAird wrote (see)
Rodeo, out of interest do you think the compression top helps?I can see the logic in leggings or calf socks, but tops?
Rodeo, out of interest do you think the compression top helps?
I can see the logic in leggings or calf socks, but tops?
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