Dailymission

#dailymission on October 02, 2011

Do you wear compression sleeves/shorts/shirts and for what reason do you or don't you use them?

  1. #dailymission it depends...some nights i get 9-10 hours, but most nights its 7-8. on tues/thurs i don't have to get up early so catch myself up then. sleep affects my sport...when i'm tir... read more

  2. #dailymission Do you wear compression sleeves/shorts/shirts and for what reason do you or don't you use them?

    "hell no! I'm not a sausage!"

  3. #dailymission Yep I wear tights at the moment. Have ordered in a top as well. I feel (not sure if its placebo effect haha) they help me when running/cycling -- I somehow just feel stronger in them ... read more

  4. #dailymission
    Do you wear compression sleeves/shorts/shirts and for what reason do you or don't you use them?
    I use compression sleeves, shorts, shirts, and tights. I use the sleeves mostly f... read more

  5. #dailymission I haven't used any compression gear to date but I am ordering compression tights soon.

    • Hope C.
      Hope C.

      I have a pair of CEP compression Socks that I use on my longer runs.. I LOVE them.. I bought a pair of heat gear compression tights.. havn't used them yet..

      about 7 years ago Like

    • Stewart C.
      Stewart C.

      I've recently become a big fan of Skins for cycling/running. Really feel a difference during the activity and in recovery. I do wear casual riding shorts/running shorts with them though. =P

      about 7 years ago Like

  6. #dailymission Do you wear compression sleeves/shorts/shirts and for what reason do you or don't you use them? I have some light compression tights that I really like. Just had a convo with a c... read more

    • Evelynne K.
      Evelynne K.

      Most runners who wear them seem to love them. Let us know if you buy some to try. :)

      about 7 years ago Like

    • Cynthia L.
      Cynthia L.

      I love my compression leg sleeves. I wear them to bed when I feel some tightness and I will wake up with no pain :) Its been working for my marathon training!

      about 7 years ago Like

    • Anthony R.
      Anthony R.

      Arms only for now. Will be getting Legs before RnR Arizona

      about 7 years ago Like

  7. #dailymission Do you wear compression sleeves/shorts/shirts and for what reason do you or don't you use them? Yes! I wear compression socks because I like how they keep my energy up.. If it&... read more

    • Spence D.
      Spence D.

      I started wearing compression socks after I ruptured my calf muscle three years ago. I now wear solaman sleeves/socks and have No problems or pain.

      about 7 years ago Like

  8. #dailymission Do you wear compression sleeves/shorts/shirts and for what reason do you or don't you use them?
    Asolutely. Shorts for the anti-chaffe. Shirts for the warmth in winter. I find the... read more

    • Greg R.
      Greg R.

      There's still no definitive scientific proof on compression gear but my experience has been positive. Difficult to prove, but since wearing compression tights which I do on most workouts, I don't have lingering pain and can do hard runs on successive days. I really notice a difference wearing them for recovery after a marathon or half, I don't get much DOMS at all. For me they are great training gear. I can't race in them as they feel restrictive and weird.

      about 7 years ago Like

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    • Kirsten
      Kirsten

      That's what I just came by to say too Lisa! Super star effort Andrew :)

      about 7 years ago Like

    • Andrew C.

      @Lisa & Kirsten, something is up with that. I have never even made it onto my leaderboard. That big ride helps I suppose. Thanks for the encouragment.

      about 7 years ago Like

  9. #dailymission: I am currently pursuing my phd in exercise physiology and have read a few articles about compression gear not improving performance in the studies that have been done. I do wear my... read more

  10. #dailymission "Do you wear compression sleeves/shorts/shirts and for what reason do you or don't you use them?" I have 2 pairs of tights, one UA and one 2XU and while the UA are good... read more

  11. #dailymission I don't wear compression garments while running, as the evidence through various studies has been either inconclusive, or from the latest study (see http://sweatscience.com/full-... read more

    • Craig M.
      Craig M.

      well put. I rarely wear mine, but when I do (for recovery) it seems to help or at least reduced the DOMS effect somewhat.

      about 7 years ago Like1 person

    • Penrhyn David Y
      Penrhyn David Y

      Interesting article Mark. I've been wearing compression socks for quite a while until recently when all 3 pairs were "in the wash". Then wore my bike socks, with no compression, and ran my best session of the week. Still use them after hard session though :)

      about 7 years ago Like1 person

  12. #dailymission Do you wear compression sleeves/shorts/shirts and for what reason do you or don't you use them?

    I do not believe the hype when it comes to compression gear. I haven't had ... read more

    • Penny M.
      Penny M.

      I have some compression running tights but I bought them because they were cute ; ) I did notice my knees felt great wearing them though.

      about 7 years ago Like

  13. #dailymission - Do you wear compression sleeves/shorts/shirts and for what reason do you or don't you use them? No I don't. My boobs really are that flat LOL.

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    Personally, I think most compression gear offered to runners are mostly hype and marketing. The only functional thing they could offer to me would be recovering from DOMS. For some ... read more

  15. #dailymission I just 3 pairs of the new Nike compressions socks. Will try um out as soon as the sun leaves the stage. Don't want them to interrupt the tanning process... The other stuff?? I ju... read more

    • Willem
      Willem

      Yeah, that tanning thing.. indeed, my knees are more tanned then my lower and upper legs... Maybe I should just wear long tights all year long (or at leats 3/4 tights).

      about 7 years ago Like1 person

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    • Vitek K.
      Vitek K.

      I'm expecting some report about these socks ;-) I've got them in my mind for a long time, but did not give them a try yet.

      about 7 years ago Like1 person

    • Jan-Johan B.
      Jan-Johan B.

      Sure, no props. But I'm afraid that these kind of special things are quite personal as to whether it works or not. Will keep you posted!

      about 7 years ago Like

  16. #dailymission I have two pairs of RunningSkirt compression socks. I wear them after races or during longer runs (which I haven't done for awhile). My legs feel better when I've worn them.