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Got Compression?

August 21, 2015

Disclaimer: I received a ZENSAH Compression Thigh Sleeve to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!"

 

So in my first blog post I talked about the initial fit of the Zensah (http://www.zensah.com/) thigh sleeve that I tested for a short walk. To better understand how the product works, I took it for a test drive during one my weekly 5k runs. So, how did it turn out? Well, let me tell you.

 

Getting it on

One thing about compression gear is that it takes a bit of work to put it on. I wore the sleeve over my capris and on my bare skin. Both modes of wear took time to get the sleeve on. Once it was on, I was good to go. 

 

 

Compression Running

I took off on a run with the sleeve over my pants and about a quarter of mile into the run the sleeve started to roll down toward my knee. Eventually, I removed the sleeve about a mile into the run because it was uncomfortable to wear.

 

 

 

 

Later that night I reached out to Zensah and they recommended that I wear the sleeve on my bare skin. Since I don't run in shorts or skirts, I decided to try the sleeve on my skin and use it as a recovery tool. I wore the sleeve after a 3.5 mile run. Due to my inexperience with compression, I found it be uncomfortable so I removed it within 5 min.

 

Final Verdict

Trying this sleeve was great way for me to experience compression wear. While my thighs seemed to fight the sleeve, I wouldn't totally count this product out as a great tool for running. As my thighs tone up as a result of Dopey Challenge Training, I will revisit this sleeve again to see if I can use for my journey.

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