Too Compress or not compress?
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As I get ready to train for the Dopey Challenge (19 days to go) I am testing a Zensah compression thigh sleeve (http://www.zensah.com/) to see if it will help me to recover faster after a long run. This is my first experience with compression wear so I know this is going to be interesting. For this post, I am only to going to discuss my initial fitting and my trial walk with the sleeve.
The Zensah compression thigh sleeve comes in two sizes (S/M and L/XL). I have the L/XL size to go over my thighs. The product is light and comes in minimal packaging.
Since this is my first experience with compression gear, putting the sleeve on was a bit of a challenge. For my initial fitting, I put the sleeve on my bare thigh. It took a little effort to get the sleeve on and since my thighs are large the top rolled down a bit. For my second fitting, I tried them on over some running capris. It was easier to put the sleeve on, but the top still rolled down. After I put the sleeve on over the capris, I took it for an initial test drive.
I took a short walk with the compression sleeve on my left thigh. The sleeve was a bit tight and uncomfortable. Compression gear is meant to be tight so I won't count this gear out as of right now.
I am going to take them for a run and write another post on that experience.