Saturday, March 3, 2012

Can Compression Tights Promote Running Performance?

compression tights
photo source: teamrunningfree.com


While celebrity runners seem to look good on standard running shorts, I am however more curious whether compression tights could indeed boost performance.

While elastic tights may seem to be equally beneficial, a compression tight is distinctive and its performance and post - training benefits can be cited. These benefits include enhanced muscle stability, reduced muscle fatigue and soreness, and increased endurance. Running Times magazines highlighted that compression tights help muscle groups to function more efficiently and to recover quickly.

The unique material of these compression tights are significant to regulating temperature keeping the sweat from the skin, to protecting the skin from sun exposure, to reducing risk of leg edema during travel and to increasing removal of lactic acid.

So, while these running compression tights are quite expensive, their performance and health benefits are worthy to be addressed.

References:

Health Benefits of Compression Support Tights

Can Compression Tights Help Distance Runners

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