Leggings (compression pants) have so many benefits and they are beautiful.
1.Reduced Muscle Fatigue
Purchasing compression shorts, and wearing them during workouts, helps improve athletic performance by reducing fatigue. UPMC Health Beat says that wearing compression shorts helps reduce muscle soreness and fatigue during and after workouts, resulting in better, faster and longer runs without feeling quite as tired when you wear compression garments. This is an excellent reason to try a pair!
One of the most obvious benefits of opting for tights over shorts or even sweatpants is the warmth they offer during the colder months. While it’s true that you need extra warmth for winter running, you also don’t want to be weighted down or get too hot during your run. Tights offer extra warmth from the length and, if constructed from a performance fabric, can help wick sweat away from skin so you stay warm — but not too warm — to continue training through temperatures under 40 degrees Fahrenheit, suggests The Competitive Runner.
3.FIT AND COMFORT
The slim fit of tights provides the obvious yet crucial benefit of not riding up during a run. In addition, the tightness will eliminate friction that baggier clothing can cause against your skin. While the concept may seem restricting, tights are made of stretch fabrics — polyester and spandex, for instance — that allow flexibility and freedom of movement. Contoured waistbands can ensure both comfort and a flattering look, and many ASICS tights also feature flatlock seaming, meaning the seams are flat and therefore more comfortable.
Believe it or not, compression shorts also help reduce your risk for strains. Additionally, Healthline says compression garments even aids in strain recovery. So if you’re prone to this type of sports-related injury, compression shorts may be right up your alley.
Even if it’s not too cold out, running tights can pull double duty by protecting the skin on your legs from the elements. Whether it’s the hot sun or whipping wind, an extra layer on your legs gives you more protection. Because avid runners hit the pavement no matter what the weather, tights are an ideal way to protect skin without having to compromise on gear
Some tights even double as compression gear. Compression in general can have a wide range of positive effects on performance, including improved recovery and increased muscle efficiency.
A number of our running tights also have elastic panels for muscular support, using COREBALANCE® technology to compress leg and lower back muscles in specific areas.
Running tights also offer an aerodynamic advantage for runners looking to reduce wind resistance and increase speed. In 1986, a study by the journal of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise found that runners who wore tights or minimized exposed hair were able to decrease wind resistance by two percent. This might not seem like much, but that’s 5.7 seconds over the course of a marathon.
7.Increased Power & Better Jumping Ability
Want more power during and after workouts, and better jumping ability? Compression tights may help improve jumping performance in athletes after endurance events. According to Runner’s World, compression gear makes it easier to regain maximum jumping ability post-workout, which is a bonus when you’re looking to get back on the track, field, or court after an intense workout.
8.Better Recovery After Strenuous Exercise
Recovering from strenuous exercise can be a lengthy process and muscle soreness is more likely to occur when you’re new to intense training sessions. Luckily, compression shorts can aid in muscle recovery after strenuous workouts. Pressure (compression) garments may have greater advantages to improve recovery following an exercise bout, says Human Kinetics.
Need a little extra groin support, or need a sturdy place to hold a cup)? Compression shorts with cup pockets are for just this purpose. Theyprovide a convenient, comfortable way to protect sensitive body parts while you train or compete. Shorts with cup pockets are perfect for baseball and football players who need extra protection, but don’t want to sacrifice comfort.
10.Better Muscle Oxygenation
Your muscles need oxygen to function properly during workouts. Compression garments are designed to increase the amount of oxygen that they recieve, according to a publication by Research Gate. Compression are designed to promote blood flow and improve oxygenation of muscle tissue, which can enhance athletic performance during short bouts of exercise.
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