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Compression garments have been
in the sports industry for a long time now and we’ve seen those worn by
athletes from all different types of sports. Compression garments can be worn
during training, races and most especially on the days that you need most…recovery.
The perceived benefit here is that it compresses the veins, arteries and
muscles making the circulatory channels smaller pushing the blood to travel
faster back to the heart, thus supplying our muscles more oxygen.
Tommie Copper was
founded in 2010 by Tom Kallish with the simple goal of helping people live
healthier, happier, more fulfilling lives. Tommie Copper is one of the many
companies that specializes in compression. They have different compression
garments to choose from, shirts to calves to socks…Tommie Copper got you
made of fabric infused with copper and zinc.
the CopperZnergy™ that helps eliminate odors caused by microbes.
offers a UPF 50+ that can protect you from sun’s harmful UV rays.
has a COOL COPPER™ fabric technology that provides moisture wicking and
breathability to keep you cool and dry.
Fit and Functionality
Let me begin that not all
compression garments are created equal. I’ve tried few different compression
bottoms for training and recovery and each has their own good and bad. I’ve
been wearing this recovery compression tights for the past few weeks now and I
have to say that it really helps me get back on track and be fresh the
following day. My workout mainly consists of cycling and running, it’s obvious
that my legs are the one taking most of the punishment. There were days that I
would train for six straight days and only a day of rest, this compression
tights gave life to my sore legs and muscles. I began my long distance running back
in 2013 when I did my first half marathon. I don’t know anything much about the
benefits of compression back then and I just basically rely on my body to heal
naturally and if that doesn’t work…well, super M (motrin) will be there to the
rescue. I guess it’s just fair for me to say that I learned more about how to
take care of myself as I progress on these sports.
The recovery compression tights doesn’t have a string and it sits a bit high on my waist…way
past my navel to be exact. It has a small pocket on the waist but I’m not
really sure why they put it since this compression is worn under the pants
anyhow. The compression delivered on my legs and calves is not too constricting
but it still gave me the support I needed. The one thing I noticed was the
thickness of the material the company used. Initially I thought that this will
be warm once I start wearing it under my pants, but that was not even the case,
it feels natural and as if the compression tights wasn’t even there. It’s
comfortable, supportive, it stays in place and it doesn’t bunch up.
I normally do my work out during
lunch time and I have to say that wearing the compression tights after those
hard runs make a big difference. The fact that I also have a standing work
station helps my legs to feel not jelly at all. This recovery compression tights reduces the discomfort of my tight muscles when worn and
it does speed up the recovery times. I read some articles that they don’t
recommend sleeping with the compression tights but I’ve done the
opposite many times
and it didn’t affect me at all. This might be different with others, so try to
figure out what works best for you. Having fresh legs when I get up in the
morning is a good thing besides having my first cup of coffee.
Image Credit: Tommie Copper
compression tights are designed to be comfortably worn all day long. The
compression aids in muscle recovery and offers relief from everyday aches and
pains. Their compression garments are made with CopperZnergy™ proprietary
fabric infused with copper and zinc. CopperZnergy eliminates odors caused by
microbes on the fabric and it offers UPF 50+ protection from the sun’s harmful
UV rays for skin health benefits.
I’m very well pleased with the recovery compression tights and this shouldn’t be a surprise from a brand like Tommie Copper. The compression tights help me get back on track and speed up
my recovery time, it’s comfortable and supportive. Give yourself some TLC and
notice the difference the next morning when you wake up.