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Compression gear? (Read 789 times)

    I was doing some browsing on the internet today and I came across compression sleeves, and socks and pretty much compression stuff for every part of the body.  What's the purpose of it?  As a beginner runner should I be wearing any?

    Started c25k on 5/30/11

      It's mostly about style.

      Runners run.

      R2E


      "run" "to" "eat"

        you're wrong there, mikey. wearing compression gear will make you run faster.

        i find the sunshine beckons me to open up the gate and dream and dream ~~robbie williams

          its feels better to run in.

          Goals For 2011:

          sub 2:30 800m

          Sub 6:00 Mile (PR 5:34)

          Sub 20:00 5k

          250 Mile Club


          just a simple cat

            Something something about reducing muscle vibration / improved circulation, personnally I am hoping all the vibration helps tone me.  Big grin

             

            I  guess as you get more bodacious, you begin to lose more brain cells, because there is a limit to how much magnificence your body can house

            xor


              I just wear it to look cool.

               

              Because, really, who DOESNT look cool in knee-high black socks.

               

                Didn't some else just explain that compression gear is very helpful if you are aiming for interesting tan lines.  

                TJN


                S Army Kettle run...

                  I have to wear compression shorts to keep from walkin' like a cowboy after 10miles of running. 

                  Tim