- Compression tights
I use mine for recovery, they work a treat – no more sore muscle (but the downside is you won’t realise how tight those calves of yours are) I have compression tights, socks and calf guards.
I like the fit of skins over other brands – but have 2xu calf guards. If i was doing more than pita jog walking, i’d be wearing my compression tights. One of the best bits of kit around imo.
They are super slinky too, and i love mine just a bit too much 😆
On a more serious note, do you want them for whole legs or just calves?Posted 7 years agosingletracksurferSubscriber
another believer who wears skins on rides and compression tights after a looong day or between multiple day rides.
Stops my legs being all twitchy at night and I feel better in the morning (obviously I can’t say what I would have felt like had I not been wearing them, other than from previous experience… or maybe I should try them on just one leg) ❓
I also think the shorts have helped me avoid cramp on long days (because I used to get it a lot but don’t now).Posted 7 years agobombaMember
Compression clothing is good for recovery where its benefits are scientifically proven. Its effects are similar to those gained when using compression for injury treatment – mainly in the reduction of swelling.
Using compression clothing for exercising is a far more grey area. From the reading I’ve done, most of the benefits appear to be anecdotal.Posted 7 years agodirtygirlonabikeMember
Reckon tights would be best option. Go round the running shops and try on the different brands – as i said, skins fit me better than 2xu. Size and fit is important to get the compression right.
I’d put money on your legs feeling better if you use them for recovery.
BTW, when you stretch your calves, do you do stretches for the top and bottom of the calf? I only ask because my physio has shown me two stretches for lower down my calves that I didn’t know about. Looking forward to my 15mins of standing on the stairs stretching my calves tonight after my lunchtime run…not! 👿Posted 7 years ago
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