Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Owww...legs! It's Free??

Happy Tuesday! I'm all full of energy and excitement today. Let's see, first and foremost...I've been reunited with my workout partner since last Monday and we've been hitting the gym like it's our job. LOVING the workouts, but whoooooo boy...I'm sore! We did legs twice last week and then I decided to do a squat challenge on Saturday (I ended up with 300 squats in 14:46 minutes!!) and then yesterday was legs again, where we did an unreasonable amount of squats and lunges. My legs are pooped...and guess what we're doing today after our upper body workout?
We're heading out for a hike in the gorge. This is going to be the nicest day this week...and probably for some time...so we're going for it!

All this leg work leads me into these...

Last week I found out that I was going to start testing products for articles that Sarah Bowen Shea (of Run Like A Mother and Train Like A Mother) will be writing. When I headed over to pick up the current product she had for me, I thought I was testing out compression socks, so imagine my surprise when I found these babies waiting for me. Score! NOW>>>Here is where you come in...I have never worn compression clothing before so I had no idea what to expect when I ran in them. I'm just wondering what YOUR experiences have been with compression tights. Are you for or against?



Ok now...give me your scoop on compression running tights...

30 comments:

Nikki Kendall said...

YAY!! So Happy for you! You are going to ROCK that bootcamp!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

I've worn the compression sleeves for my calves lately and they're amazing. In the winter I use compression tights sometimes. Yeah, I look like I'm staring in Black Swan or something, but they keep me warm and do a pretty good job.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Yeah on finding the studio

I am a huge believer in compression, in my opinion, at least for my body, claf sleeves do more for me then a compression tight. Though I have notice by wearing compression I am less sore the next day then when I dont

Shelby said...

Wow! Congrats! You will love starting your own business. I cannot wait to find a studio and open mine someday too, every personal trainers dream =)

Katie @ Will Race for Carbs said...

300 squats! Oww is right! I haven't ever worn compression anything. I am curious to see how you like them. Maybe I should give them a try.

Aimee said...

Ummm...my legs would be pooped after those workouts too! Wow!

I LOVE my compression tights! I have a pair of 2XU that I run in during cold weather and a pair of ZOOT recovery tights that I wear after long runs/bikes! I also have compression socks that I use for all my long runs! I LOVE all of them!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

First, sooo jealous right now. 1) you are testing awesome compression tights. 2) you are brave enough to step out and put on a boot camp. {insert me bowing to your awesomeness}

Also, I looooove compression tights. Okay, I jut love compression. I know that they helped my legs finish that 50 miler. I know it!

Lastly, I was to chicken to do the 300 squats. I kept starting them and wussing out. Nice job on yours!

greekmelie said...

How many squats? On a good week, I might do 100 ;-)

I've never tried compression anything, but with all these ravenous comments, I might give them a try. Yay for bootcamp! I know it'll be great! :-)

Coy Martinez said...

I have running pants that are kind of compression but not "formally". Just tight Nike ones. I do have compression shorts which I LOVE but my favorite would be the compression socks! Yep! Interested to see how you like them!?

Michelle said...

whooo hooo!!! I want to join! Seriously. Email me and I am so there! I cant wait to hear about the compression pants too. I never have but boy should I :)

Raina said...

LOVE reading about your new adventure! This business thing is perfect for you!

Squat challenge. Um. I bet that the 300 would kill. I just upped my weights last night and will stick to the 20-30 I do, Ha!

I have been wanting to try CWX for a long time. I have used medical RX tights, but they were too hot and not easy to run in. Running designed compression tights would be perfect, i think. The socks I use for recovery are comfy :)

Men in compression tights look funny- Unless they are in excellent shape.
Have a great week & ride!!

Kate said...

Ooh, congratulations!! Your boot camp will be amazing. :)

Very cool that you get to test out stuff, too. I need a job like that! :) I have no compression anything...because that stuff is expensive. If I start marathon training again, though, I may have to suck it up and put out the money.

Julie D. said...

way to get after your dreams, Julie!!! You will rock it. if it is in any reasonable distance of the 'couve...I might be able to swing a class or two. Let me know where and when! Gorgeous day!! enjoy your hike. Compression tights...i think they are awesome!! I've tested for sbs before and it is awesome!! enjoy the gear!!

Quinton J said...

my scoop is: they should pay you to put those on.
300 squats...amen.

Michael said...

I love, love my compresssion socks, but have never run in the tights! I bet you'll love them.

Congrats, congrats on getting your boot camp going! I'm so excited for you!

misszippy said...

Congrats on your new gig! What fun. 300 squats? Holy cow you need compression to recover from that!

I haven't seen anything to support benefits of compression during workouts. A few recent studies showed this lack of performance enhancing. However, I swear by them post-workout for recovery, whether it's in my head or not!

Laima said...

I have only tried compression calf and arm sleeves. I wonder if compression tights would help with bum knees?

Heather @ Just a Colorado Gal said...

Congrats on the bootcamp! That's awesome!

I'm still reading about compression gear but haven't tried any myself...people seem to swear by it all though!

Nelly said...

You have a lot going on right now! Congrats on the personal trainer certification!

I've only worn compression socks once, I have heard good things about compression calf sleeves, I might try to pick some up sometime.

Good luck on the boot camp!

Julie said...

I am sooooo excited for you!!!! That is awesome! I only wish I could sign up for you class! Congrats!

Elizabeth said...

yay!! excited for you!! no clue on the compression pants…but i would love to rock a pair :)

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Wish I lived closer. I would totally join your boot camp, because it will be awesome!

Jill said...

I have never worn compression anything so I may not be the best one to ask about how they work. But, I do have a personal training cert and I think it is awesome you are going to go for it and start up some bootcamp classes - exciting!!!!!

Beth said...

ahhh, I am so sad not to be in Portland so I can take your bootcamp!!! congrats!

Ok and I have those exact pants (in blue) I love them. They really keep everything in place =)

Terzah said...

I want to be in your holiday bootcamp!

I love my compression calf sleeves, enough that I'm considering buying tights. For what it's worth!

ajh said...

I also want to be in your holiday boot camp. Have fun with it.

Mike said...

Congrats on your decision and really cool how the fear and anxiety left you instantly! You'll do great!

Alma said...

Awesome! I"m so excited for you to do your own bootycamp & start your own business. YOU CAN DO IT!
ROCK ON, GIRL!

Johann said...

I've never worn any compression clothing so can't say anything about it. Personally I've never seen a need for it and I'm sticking to what has worked for me for many years. I think it is brilliant that you will host a boot camp!

Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Will Travel said...

So excited for you to spread your passion around to all the bootcamp participants! Congratulations!!

(And by the way - 300 squats in 14:46 minutes?? Holy ow...)