Compression tops

11 messages
02/12/2009 at 10:14

Hi All

With regards to running tops I have a technical top but does anybody use the compression tops and, if, so, what are your thoughts on

a) do they give you any benefit ?

b) should you keep them on after training ?

c) I guess they should fit like a second skin (snug) ?

d) any personal recommendations ?

Also with a wicking top, should these be a snug fit as well to keep close to your body to get the sweat away

Thanks in advance and apologies if these seem a bit numpty

Cona    pirate
02/12/2009 at 10:19

The 2xu kit is good  and like with the wicking tops should be snugg to be able to wick the moisture away from the skin and stop the muscles from exessive movement which cause fatigue to set in sooner, i think...

 Problem with keeping it on after training is that you'll stink!!!

cougie    pirate
02/12/2009 at 10:24
I can just about understand the thinking for compression shorts and tights. I'm not sure its as valid for the tops though.

I've got a couple of nike tops - given to me - I wouldnt buy them. Good as base layers - but I've not noticed any difference between them and a helly hansen normal top. I cant think I've come back from a run and thought 'phew - my top halfs really tired'

Oh good for controlling moobs !
02/12/2009 at 10:30

i picked up a ludicrous nike compression top in white, from TX max for a fiver.

Was just planning to wear it as a base layer on long runs over winter, (these start at 7 in the morning).  No way would I wear it on its own, (my physic is improving with evercise but........)  

cougie    pirate
02/12/2009 at 10:53
Dustboy    pirate
02/12/2009 at 12:46

1. Yeah

2. No, they are sweaty and stink

3. Yeah

4. Crane from Aldi, a tenner each for top and bottom.

02/12/2009 at 14:33

Under Armour - bomber kit.

I weatr one as an underlayer in winter.

Theory of them prolonging muscle life is good....but complete rubbish IMHO.

02/12/2009 at 15:09
I suspect there's less chance of runner's nipple in a compression top
Dustboy    pirate
02/12/2009 at 16:46
Correctamundo. Save a fortune on microporous tape. It's very warm too.
02/12/2009 at 17:03
aggree about less nip chafing with compression tops

I have a few but tend to use them as underlayers in winter rather than for any other purpose as they are warmer and as said, stop nip rub

btw - I read the OP's name as "mytitjob".....
02/12/2009 at 17:41
Shiny wrote (see)
I suspect there's less chance of runner's nipple in a compression top
Just reading that reminds me of the pain associated with runners nipple...

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