From all that I have read, compression tights are advantageous for sports where there can be a lot of jarring movements, as they help keep the muscles from "jangling" whe you experience an impact. Obviously, if you have some sort of venous insufficiency, they would also be helpful. If you have severely stressed your muscles, they might help for a brief period of recovery, though you can get the same or better effect by just laying on your back with your legs propped up against the wall. For uncompromised people, while riding a road bike on normal pavement (not Paris Roubaix), it's hard to imagine how they would offer any benefit.phazer said:Anyone use it? Does it work? Looks interesting.
Put them on to warm up and run, take them off right after. Mostly because my wife makes fun of me, calls me Robin Hood and so forth, but really any type of compression is bad for the avocados so I try to minimize it when I can. Same with cycling apparel and saddles. Doesn't seem that this would be an issue for you so other than that, the fact that chafing may occur, might be it.phazer said:So for how long do you guys wear them? Any side effects of keeping them on for too long? For example falling asleep with them etc?
Ditto. They're comfy! I've never overheated if I fall asleep in mine (any moreso than normal, anyway).Andrea138 said:Side effects? Well, they make me too warm if I fall asleep in them, so I don't sleep as well. That's about it.
FWIW, I have some skins and, though I'm not sure if they actually do anything, I like how they feel after hard workouts.