I have been avoiding trying out compression anything. Mostly because the stuff is so darn expensive. HOWEVER, I did tell ya’ll that I convinced Josh to buy me an awesome pair of under armour pants a couple weeks ago.
I really just wanted them because they are black and lime green. I didn’t realize they were compression until I started trying them on. I have read several other blogs about compression socks and everyone seems pretty happy with them. I just didn’t want to get hooked because then I would want to spend even more money on running gear. Better than spending it on nachos I guess…
I have worn these pants for several runs now and I am convinced. A true believer.Compression is where it’s at! My legs do not feel near as tired or fatigued, especially during long runs. I LOVE THESE PANTS!! I think they will be in shreds by the time my marathon comes because I wear them and wash them so many times a week! Totally worth the $50.
The basic idea behind compression clothing is that they increase venous return to the heart. I don’t know if that’s what’s going on or if it’s a placebo effect, but either way works for me. I’m running much faster in compression pants! Besides, I think they make my booty look pretty awesome. I ran with them yesterday and a dude passed by me and gave me the “hand gun” motion with his hand. I am totally attributing that to the compression pants.
There is conflicting information out there about compression gear so I guess it depends on the study and the person.
“If you see a bandwagon, it’s too late.”-James Goldsmith